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									                                                       PREFACE

Introduction
The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) is a state regulation promulgated by the Virginia Board of Housing
and Community Development in cooperation with the Virginia Fire Services Board, both Governor-appointed boards, for
the purpose of establishing statewide standards to safeguard life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion arising
from the improper maintenance of life safety and fire prevention and protection materials, devices, systems and structures
and the unsafe storage handling, and use of substances, materials and devices, including fireworks, explosives and blasting
agents, wherever located.
     The provisions of the SFPC are based on a nationally recognized model code published by the International Code
Council, Inc. and fire protection and prevention standards published by the National Fire Protection Association. Such
code and standards are made part of the SFPC through a regulatory process known as incorporation by reference. The
SFPC also contains administrative provisions governing the use of the model code and standards and establishing
requirements for the enforcement of the code by the local and state enforcing agencies.
     In keeping with the designations of the SFPC used previously, since the 2006 edition of the International Fire Code is
incorporated by reference into this version of the SFPC, it is known as the 2006 edition of the SFPC.

Arrangement
The SFPC is part of the Virginia Administrative Code (VAC), the official compilation of state regulations published under
the authority and guidance of the Virginia Code Commission. Due to the difference in the section numbering system
between the VAC and the model code incorporated by reference into the SFPC, the SFPC utilizes a dual section numbering
system. In the SFPC, the VAC section numbers are listed first, followed by a section number matching the model code
system. In this printing of the SFPC, the VAC section numbers are omitted and only the model code numbering system is
utilized. The version of the SFPC containing both the VAC section numbers and the model code numbering is available
from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and may also be accessed through the website of
the Virginia Code Commission or by subscription to the VAC.

State Pamphlets and Codes Purchased from ICC
The 2006 edition of the SFPC is being made available in pamphlet form as in past editions of the SFPC. In the state
pamphlet version, a single line is placed in the margin to delineate changes between the 2003 edition of the SFPC and the
2006 edition of the SFPC.
     New for the 2006 edition is a versions of the SFPC published by the International Code Council (ICC). In the ICC
published version, marginal markings are provided to distinguish between text which is part of the International Codes and
text which is part of the state regulation. Double vertical lines in the margins within the body of the codes indicate state
amendments to the International Codes. As in the standard printings of the International Codes, a single vertical line in the
margins within the body of the code indicates a technical change from the previous edition of the International Codes.
Deletions from the previous editions of the International Codes are indicated in the form of an arrow (     ) in the margin
where an entire section, paragraph, exception or table has been deleted or an item in a list of items or a table has been
deleted.

Technical Assistance
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and local enforcing
agencies may be contacted for further information concerning the SFPC. Contact information for the Department is below.


                                 Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
                                            Division of Building and Fire Regulation
                                          Technical Assistance Services Office (TASO)
                                                      501 North 2nd Street
                                                Richmond, Virginia 23219-1321
                                    Phone: (804) 371-7140 – Email: taso@dhcd.virginia.gov




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                                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION

Section

 101      Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    1
 102      Applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1
 103      Incorporation by Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 2
 104      Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          2
 105      Enforcing Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             3
 106      Duties and Powers of the Fire Official . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       4
 107      Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    5
 108      Operational Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           13
 109      Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    16
 110      Unsafe Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           17
 111      Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    18
 112      Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   18




INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE CHAPTERS

Chapter

 2        Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     20
 3        General Precautions Against Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    21
 4        Emergency Planning and Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . .                         22
 5        Fire Service Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           23
 6        Building Services and Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   24
 8        Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings . .                             24
 9        Fire Protection Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             25
10        Means of Egress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         26
22        Service Stations and Repair Garages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                     26
24        Tents and Membrane Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   26
27        Hazard Materials–General Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       31
33        Explosives and Fireworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                32
38        Liquefied Petroleum Gases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                 38
45        Referenced Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              40




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                                                       CHAPTER 1
                                                 ADMINISTRATION

                                                       SECTION 101
                                                         SCOPE

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC), hereinafter referred
to as “this code” or “SFPC.” The term “chapter” means a chapter in the SFPC. The SFPC was cooperatively developed by
the Virginia Fire Services Board and the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development.

101.2 Scope. The SFPC prescribes regulations affecting or relating to maintenance of structures, processes and premises
and safeguards to be complied with for the protection of life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion and for the
handling, storage and use of fireworks, explosives or blasting agents, and provides for the administration and enforcement
of such regulations. The SFPC also establishes regulations for obtaining permits for the manufacturing, storage, handling,
use, or sales of explosives. Inspections under the SFPC are a governmental responsibility.

101.3 Purpose. The purposes of the SFPC are to provide for statewide standards to safeguard life and property from the
hazards of fire or explosion arising from the improper maintenance of life safety and fire prevention and protection
materials, devices, systems and structures, and the unsafe storage, handling, and use of substances, materials and devices,
including explosives and blasting agents, wherever located.

101.4 Validity. To the extent that any provisions of the SFPC or the referenced codes or standards are not within the scope
of this chapter, those provisions are considered to be invalid. When any provision of the SFPC is found to be in conflict
with the USBC, OSHA, or statute, that provision of the SFPC shall become invalid.

101.5 Local regulations. Any local governing body may adopt fire prevention regulations that are more restrictive or more
extensive in scope than the SFPC provided such regulations do not affect the manner of construction or materials to be used
in the erection, alteration, repair, or use of a building or structure, as provided in the USBC, including the voluntary
installation of smoke alarms and regulation and inspections thereof in commercial buildings where such smoke alarms are
not required under the provisions of the SFPC.

101.6 Nonresidential farm structures. Farm structures not used for residential purposes are exempt from the SFPC except
when the inspection and enforcement provisions of the code are exercised by a warrant issued under the authority of
Sections 27-98.2 through 27-98.5 of the Code of Virginia.

                                                       SECTION 102
                                                      APPLICABILITY

102.1 General. The provisions of the SFPC shall apply to all matters affecting or relating to structures, processes and
premises as set forth in Section 101.0. The SFPC shall supersede any fire prevention regulations previously adopted by a
local government or other political subdivision.

    102.1.1 Changes. No change shall be made in the use or occupancy of any structure that would place the structure in a
    different division of the same group of occupancies, unless such structure is made to comply with the requirements of
    this code and the USBC.

102.2 Application to pre-1973 buildings and structures. Buildings and structures constructed prior to the USBC (1973)
shall comply with the maintenance requirements of the SFPC to the extent that equipment, systems, devices, and safeguards
which were provided and approved when constructed shall be maintained. Such buildings and structures, if subject to the
state fire and public building regulations (Virginia Public Building Safety Regulations, VR 394-01-05) in effect prior to
March 31, 1986, shall also be maintained in accordance with those regulations.

102.3 Application to post-1973 buildings and structures. Buildings and structures constructed under any edition of the
USBC shall comply with the maintenance requirements of the SFPC to the extent that equipment, systems, devices, and
safeguards which were provided and approved when constructed shall be maintained.

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102.4 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in the IFC shall be those listed in Chapter 45
and considered part of the requirements of the SFPC to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences
occur between the provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.

102.5 State-owned buildings and structures. The SFPC shall be applicable to all state-owned buildings and structures in
the manner and extent described in Section 27-99 of the Code of Virginia and the State Fire Marshal shall have the
authority to enforce this code in state-owned buildings and structures as prescribed in Sections 27-98 and 27-99 of the Code
of Virginia.

102.6 Relationship to USBC. In accordance with Sections 27-34.4, 36-105.1 and 36-119.1 of the Code of Virginia, the
USBC does not supersede the provisions of this code that prescribe standards to be complied with in existing buildings and
structures, provided that this code shall not impose requirements that are more restrictive than those of the USBC under
which the buildings or structures were constructed. Subsequent alteration, enlargement, rehabilitation, repair or conversion
of the occupancy classification of such buildings and structures shall be subject to the construction and rehabilitation
provisions of the USBC. Inspection of buildings other than state-owned buildings under construction and the review and
approval building plans for these structures for enforcement of the USBC shall be the sole responsibility of the appropriate
local building inspectors. Upon completion of such structures, responsibility for fire safety protection shall pass to the local
fire marshal or official designated by the locality to enforce this code in those localities that enforce the SFPC or to the
State Fire Marshal in those localities that do not enforce this code.

102.7 Inspections for USBC requirements. The fire official shall require that existing structures subject to the
requirements of the applicable retrofitting provisions relating to the fire protection equipment and system requirements of
the USBC, Part I, Construction, Sections 103.7 and 3411, comply with the provisions located therein.

                                                      SECTION 103
                                              INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

103.1 General. The following document is adopted and incorporated by reference to be an enforceable part of the SFPC:

    The International Fire Code – 2006 Edition, hereinafter referred to as “IFC,” published by the International Code
    Council, Inc., 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2070, 1-888 422-7233.

    103.1.1 Deletion. Delete IFC Chapter 1.

    103.1.2. Appendices The appendices in the IFC are not considered part of the IFC for the purposes of Section 103.1.

         Note: Section 101.5 references authority contained in the Code of Virginia for local fire prevention regulations
         that may be evaluated by localities to determine whether provisions in the IFC appendices may be considered for
         local fire prevention regulations.

103.2 Amendments. All requirements of the referenced codes and standards that relate to fees, permits, unsafe notices,
disputes, condemnation, inspections, scope of enforcement and all other procedural, and administrative matters are deleted
and replaced by the provisions of Chapter 1 of the SFPC.

    103.2.1 Other amendments. The SFPC contains provisions adopted by the Virginia Board of Housing and
    Community Development (BHCD), some of which delete, change or amend provisions of the IFC and referenced
    standards. Where conflicts occur between such changed provisions and the unchanged provisions of the IFC and
    referenced standards, the provisions changed by the BHCD shall govern.

         Note: The IFC and its referenced standards contain some areas of regulation outside of the scope of the SFPC, as
         established by the BHCD and under state law. Where conflicts have been readily noted, changes have been made
         to the IFC and its referenced standards to bring it within the scope of authority; however, in some areas, judgment
         will have to be made as to whether the provisions of the IFC and its referenced standards are fully applicable.

103.3 International Fire Code. Retroactive fire protection system requirements contained in the IFC shall not be enforced
unless specified by the USBC.


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                                                         SECTION 104
                                                        ENFORCEMENT

104.1 Local enforcement. Any local government may enforce the SFPC following official action by such body. The
official action shall (i) require compliance with the provisions of the SFPC in its entirety or with respect only to those
provisions of the SFPC relating to open burning, fire lanes, fireworks, and hazardous materials and (ii) assign enforcement
responsibility to the local agency or agencies of its choice. Any local governing body may establish such procedures or
requirements as may be necessary for the administration and enforcement of this code. If a local governing body elects to
enforce only those provisions of the SFPC relating to open burning, it may do so in all or in any designated geographic
areas of its jurisdiction. The terms “enforcing agency” and “fire official” are intended to apply to the agency or agencies to
which responsibility for enforcement of the SFPC has been assigned. The terms “building official” or “building
department” are intended to apply only to the local building official or local building department.

    104.1.1 Enforcement of fireworks provisions by law-enforcement officers. In accordance with Section 27-100.1 of
    the Code of Virginia, law-enforcement officers who are otherwise authorized to enforce certain provisions of this code
    shall not be subject to the certification requirements of Sections 105.2 or 105.3.2.

104.2 State enforcement. In accordance with Section 27-98 of the Code of Virginia, the State Fire Marshal shall also have
the authority, in cooperation with any local governing body, to enforce the SFPC. The State Fire Marshal shall also have
the authority to enforce the SFPC in those jurisdictions in which the local governments do not enforce the SFPC and may
establish such procedures or requirements as may be necessary for the administration and enforcement of the SFPC in such
jurisdictions.

104.3 State structures. Every agency, commission or institution of this Commonwealth, including all institutions of higher
education, shall permit, at all reasonable hours, the fire official reasonable access to existing structures or a structure under
construction or renovation, for the purpose of performing an informational and advisory fire safety inspection. The fire
official is permitted to submit, subsequent to performing such inspection, his findings and recommendations, including a
list of corrective actions necessary to ensure that such structure is reasonably safe from the hazards of fire, to the
appropriate official of such agency, commission, or institution and the State Fire Marshal. Such agency, commission or
institution shall notify, within 60 days of receipt of such findings and recommendations, the State Fire Marshal and the fire
official of the corrective measures taken to eliminate the hazards reported by the fire official. The State Fire Marshal shall
have the same power in the enforcement of this section as is provided for in Section 27-98 of the Code of Virginia. The
State Fire Marshal may enter into an agreement as is provided for in Section 36-139.4 of the Code of Virginia with any
local enforcement agency that enforces the SFPC to enforce this section and to take immediate enforcement action upon
verification of a complaint of an imminent hazard such as a chained or blocked exit door, improper storage of flammable
liquids, use of decorative materials, and overcrowding.

                                                        SECTION 105
                                                     ENFORCING AGENCY

105.1 Fire official. Each enforcing agency shall have an executive official in charge, hereinafter referred to as the “fire
official.”

    Note: Fire officials are subject to sanctions in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-21).

    105.1.1 Appointment. The fire official shall be appointed in a manner selected by the local government having
    jurisdiction. After permanent appointment, the fire official shall not be removed from office except for cause after
    having been afforded a full opportunity to be heard on specific and relevant charges by and before the appointing
    authority.

    105.1.2 Notification of appointment. The appointing authority of the local governing body shall notify the DHCD and
    the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) within 30 days of the appointment or release of the permanent or acting fire
    official.

    105.1.3 Qualifications. The fire official shall have at least five years of fire-related experience as a fire fighter, fire
    officer, licensed professional engineer or architect, fire or building inspector, contractor or superintendent of fire
    protection-related or building construction or at least five years of fire-related experience after obtaining a degree in
    architecture or engineering, with at least three years in responsible charge of work. Any combination of education and
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    experience that would confer equivalent knowledge and ability shall be deemed to satisfy this requirement. The fire
    official shall have general knowledge of sound engineering practice with respect to the design and construction of
    structures, the basic principles of fire prevention and protection, the accepted requirements for means of egress and the
    installation of elevators and other service equipment necessary for the health, safety and general welfare of the
    occupants and the public. The local governing body may establish additional qualification requirements.

105.2 Certification. The permanent or acting fire official shall obtain certification from the BHCD in accordance with the
Virginia Certification Standards (13VAC5-21) within one year after permanent or acting appointment.

    Exception: A fire official appointed prior to April 1, 1994, continuously employed by the same local governing body
    as the fire official shall comply with required DHCD training under the Virginia Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-
    21).

    105.2.1 Noncertified fire official. Except for a fire official exempt from certification under the exception to Section
    105.2, any acting or permanent fire official who is not certified as a fire official in accordance with the Virginia
    Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-21) shall attend the core module of the Virginia Building Code Academy or an
    equivalent course in an individual or regional code academy accredited by DHCD within 180 days of appointment.
    This requirement is in addition to meeting the certification requirement in Section 105.2.

105.3 Technical assistant. The local governing body or its designee may utilize one or more technical assistants who, in
the absence of the fire official, shall have the powers and perform the duties of the fire official.

    Note: Technical assistants are subject to sanctions in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-
    21).

    105.3.1 Notification. The fire official shall notify the DHCD within 60 days of the employment, contract or
    termination of all technical assistants for enforcement of the SFPC.

    105.3.2 Qualifications. A technical assistant shall have at least three years of experience and general knowledge in at
    least one of the following areas: fire protection, firefighting, electrical, building, plumbing or mechanical trades. Any
    combination of education and experience that would confer equivalent knowledge and ability shall be deemed to
    satisfy this requirement. The locality may establish additional qualification requirements.

    105.3.3 Certification. All technical assistants employed by or under contract to an enforcing agency for enforcing the
    SFPC shall be certified in the appropriate subject area in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards (13 VAC
    5-21) within one and one-half years after permanent or acting appointment. When required by a locality to have two or
    more certifications, the remaining certifications shall be obtained within three years from the date of such requirement.

        Exception: Any technical assistant continuously employed by or continuously under contract to the same
        enforcing agency for enforcing the SFPC since before April 1, 1994, shall be exempt from the provisions of this
        section; however, such exempt technical assistant shall comply with required DHCD training under Virginia
        Certification Standards (13 VAC 5-21).

105.4 Continuing education. Fire officials and technical assistants enforcing the SFPC shall attend periodic training
courses as designated by the DHCD.

105.5 Control of conflict of interest. The standards of conduct for officials and employees of the enforcing agency shall be
in accordance with the provisions of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, Chapter 31 ( Section 2.2-
3100 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia.

                                                    SECTION 106
                                       DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE FIRE OFFICIAL

106.1 General. The fire official shall enforce the provisions of the SFPC as provided herein and as interpreted by the State
Building Code Technical Review Board (TRB) in accordance with Section 36-118 of the Code of Virginia.

106.2 Delegation of duties and powers. The fire official may delegate duties and powers subject to any limitations
imposed by the local governing body. The fire official shall be responsible that any powers and duties delegated are carried
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out in accordance with this code.

106.3 Inspections. The fire official is authorized to conduct such inspections as are deemed necessary to determine the
extent of compliance with the provisions of this code and to approve reports of inspection by approved agencies or
individuals. All reports of such inspections by approved agencies or individuals shall be prepared and submitted in writing
for review and approval. Inspection reports shall be certified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by the
responsible individual. The fire official is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report upon
unusual, detailed or complex technical issues in accordance with local policies.

    106.3.1 Observations. When, during an inspection, the fire official or an authorized representative observes an
    apparent or actual violation of another law, ordinance or code not within the official's authority to enforce, such official
    shall report the findings to the official having jurisdiction in order that such official may institute the necessary
    measures.

106.4 Alternatives. The SFPC provisions are not intended to prevent the use of any safeguards used to protect life and
property from the hazards of fire or explosion that are not specifically prescribed by the SFPC, provided that such
alternative safeguards comply with the intent of the SFPC. The alternative safeguard offered shall be, for the purpose
intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fireresistance, durability
and safety.

106.5 Modifications. The fire official may grant modifications to any provision of the SFPC upon application by the owner
or the owner's agent provided the spirit and intent of the SFPC are observed and public health, welfare, and safety are
assured.

    Note: The current editions of many nationally recognized model codes and standards are referenced by the SFPC.
    Future amendments to such codes and standards do not automatically become part of the SFPC; however, the fire
    official should consider such amendments in deciding whether a modification request should be granted.

    106.5.1 Supporting data. The fire official shall require that sufficient technical data be submitted to substantiate the
    proposed use of any alternative. If it is determined that the evidence presented is satisfactory proof of performance for
    the use intended, the fire official shall approve the use of such alternative subject to the requirements of this code. The
    fire official may require and consider a statement from a professional engineer, architect or other competent person as
    to the equivalency of the proposed modification.

    106.5.2 Decision. The application for modification and the final decision of the fire official shall be in writing and shall
    be recorded in the permanent records of the local enforcing agency.

106.6 Notices and orders. The fire official shall issue all necessary notices or orders to ensure compliance with the SFPC.

106.7 Department records. The fire official shall keep official records of applications received, permits and certificates
issued, fees collected, reports of inspections, and notices and orders issued. Such records shall be retained in the official
records or disposed of in accordance with General Schedule Number Ten available from The Library of Virginia.

                                                         SECTION 107
                                                          PERMITS

107.1 Prior notification. The fire official may require notification prior to (i) activities involving the handling, storage or
use of substances, materials or devices regulated by the SFPC; (ii) conducting processes which produce conditions
hazardous to life or property; or (iii) establishing a place of assembly.

107.2 Permits required. Permits may be required by the fire official as permitted under the SFPC in accordance with Table
107.2, except that the fire official shall require permits for the manufacturing, storage, handling, use, and sale of explosives.
An application for a permit to manufacture, store, handle, use, or sell explosives shall only be made by an individual
certified as a blaster in accordance with Section 3301.4, or by a person who has been issued a background clearance card in
accordance with Section 3301.2.3.1.1.

    Exception: Such permits shall not be required for the storage of explosives or blasting agents by the Virginia
    Department of State Police provided notification to the fire official is made annually by the Chief Arson Investigator
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listing all storage locations.
                                                         TABLE 107.2
                                OPERATIONAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (to be filled in by local jurisdiction)
                                                                                                   PERMIT
                                                                                                               PERMIT   INSPECTION
                                          DESCRIPTION                                            REQUIRED
                                                                                                                FEE         FEE
                                                                                                 (yes or no)
      Aerosol products. An operational permit is required to manufacture, store or handle
      an aggregate quantity of Level 2 or Level 3 aerosol products in excess of 500 pounds
      (227 kg) net weight.
      Amusement buildings. An operational permit is required to operate a special
      amusement building.
      Aviation facilities. An operational permit is required to use a Group H or Group S
      occupancy for aircraft servicing or repair and aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles.
      Additional permits required by other sections of this code include, but are not limited
      to, hot work, hazardous materials and flammable or combustible finishes.
      Carnivals and fairs. An operational permit is required to conduct a carnival or fair.
      Battery systems. An operational permit is required to install stationary lead-acid
      battery systems having a liquid capacity of more than 50 gallons (189 L).
      Cellulose nitrate film. An operational permit is required to store, handle or use
      cellulose nitrate film in a Group A occupancy.
      Combustible dust-producing operations. An operational permit is required to
      operate a grain elevator, flour starch mill, feed mill, or a plant pulverizing aluminum,
      coal, cocoa, magnesium, spices or sugar, or other operations producing combustible
      dusts as defined in Chapter 2.
      Combustible fibers. An operational permit is required for the storage and handling of
      combustible fibers in quantities greater than 100 cubic feet (2.8 m3).
            Exception: An operational permit is not required for agricultural storage.
      Compressed gas. An operational permit is required for the storage, use or handling at
      normal temperature and pressure (NTP) of compressed gases in excess of the amounts
      listed below.
            Exception: Vehicles equipped for and using compressed gas as a fuel for
            propelling the vehicle.
                        PERMIT AMOUNTS FOR COMPRESSED GASES
      TYPE OF GAS                                                     AMOUNT
                                                                  (cubic feet at NTP)
      Corrosive                                                         200
      Flammable (except cryogenic fluids and
      liquefied petroleum gases)                                        200
      Highly toxic                                                  Any amount
      Inert and simple asphyxiant                                      6,000
      Oxidizing (including oxygen)                                      504
      Toxic                                                         Any amount
      For SI: 1 cubic foot = 0.02832 m3
      Covered mall buildings. An operational permit is required for:
            1.    The placement of retail fixtures and displays, concession equipment,
                  displays of highly combustible goods and similar items in the mall.
            2.    The display of liquid- or gas-fired equipment in the mall.
            3.    The use of open-flame or flame-producing equipment in the mall.




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                                                                                                PERMIT
                                                                                                            PERMIT   INSPECTION
                                     DESCRIPTION                                              REQUIRED
                                                                                                             FEE         FEE
                                                                                              (yes or no)
Cryogenic fluids. An operational permit is required to produce, store, transport on
site, use, handle or dispense cryogenic fluids in excess of the amounts listed below.
       Exception: Operational permits are not required for vehicles equipped for and
       using cryogenic fluids as a fuel for propelling the vehicle or for refrigerating the
       lading.
                        PERMIT AMOUNTS FOR CRYOGENIC FLUIDS
TYPE OF CRYOGENIC FLUID              INSIDE BUILDING             OUTSIDE BUILDING
                                        (gallons)                      (gallons)
Flammable                              More than 1                       60
Inert                                      60                            500
Oxidizing (includes oxygen)                10                             50
Physical or health hazard
not indicated above                  Any Amount                     Any Amount
For SI: 1gallon = 3.785 L.
Cutting and welding. An operational permit is required to conduct cutting or welding
operations within the jurisdiction.
Dry cleaning plants. An operational permit is required to engage in the business of
dry cleaning or to change to a more hazardous cleaning solvent used in existing dry
cleaning equipment.
Exhibits and trade shows. An operational permit is required to operate exhibits and
trade shows.
Explosives. An operational permit is required for the manufacture, storage, handling,
sale or use of any quantity of explosive, explosive material, fireworks, or pyrotechnic
special effects within the scope of Chapter 33.
Fire hydrants and valves. An operational permit is required to use or operate fire
hydrants or valves intended for fire suppression purposes which are installed on water
systems and accessible to a fire apparatus access road that is open to or generally used
by the public.
       Exception: An operational permit is not required for authorized employees of
       the water company that supplies the system or the fire department to use or
       operate fire hydrants or valves.
Flammable and combustible liquids. An operational permit is required:
       1.    To use or operate a pipeline for the transportation within facilities of
             flammable or combustible liquids. This requirement shall not apply to the
             offsite transportation in pipelines regulated by the Department of
             Transportation (DOTn) (see Section 3501.1.2) nor does it apply to piping
             systems (see Section 3503.6).
       2.    To store, handle or use Class I liquids in excess of 5 gallons (19 L) in a
             building or in excess of 10 gallons (37.9 L) outside of a building, except
             that a permit is not required for the following:
             2.1. The storage or use of Class I liquids in the fuel tank of a motor
                   vehicle, aircraft, motorboat, mobile power plant or mobile heating
                   plant, unless such storage, in the opinion of the fire official, would
                   cause an unsafe condition.
             2.2. The storage or use of paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable
                   mixtures when such liquids are stored for maintenance, painting or
                   similar purposes for a period of not more than 30 days.
       3.    To store, handle or use Class II or Class IIIA liquids in excess of 25 gallons
             (95 L) in a building or in excess of 60 gallons (227 L) outside a building,
             except for fuel oil used in connection with oil-burning equipment.
       4.    To remove Class I or Class II liquids from an underground storage tank
             used for fueling motor vehicles by any means other than the approved,
             stationary on-site pumps normally used for dispensing purposes.
       5.    To operate tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-
             dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where
             flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported,
             stored, dispensed or used.
       6.    To install, alter, remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service (for
             more than 90 days) or otherwise dispose of an underground, protected
             above-ground or above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tank.
       7.    To change the type of contents stored in a flammable or combustible liquid
             tank to a material which poses a greater hazard than that for which the tank
             was designed and constructed.
       8.    To manufacture, process, blend or refine flammable or combustible liquids.




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                                                                                             PERMIT
                                                                                                         PERMIT   INSPECTION
                                    DESCRIPTION                                            REQUIRED
                                                                                                          FEE         FEE
                                                                                           (yes or no)
Floor finishing. An operational permit is required for floor finishing or surfacing
operations exceeding 350 square feet (33 m2) using Class I or Class II liquids.
Fruit and crop ripening. An operational permit is required to operate a fruit-, or crop-
ripening facility or conduct a fruit-ripening process using ethylene gas.
Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging. An operational permit is required to
operate a business of fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging and to maintain a
room, vault or chamber in which a toxic or flammable fumigant is used.
Hazardous materials. An operational permit is required to store, transport on site,
dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the amounts listed below.
                  PERMIT AMOUNTS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
TYPE OF MATERIAL                                                AMOUNT
Combustible liquids                            See flammable and combustible liquids
Corrosive materials
      Gases                                               See compressed gases
      Liquids                                                   55 gallons
      Solids                                                    1000 pounds
      Explosive materials                                       See explosives
Flammable materials
      Gases                                               See compressed gases
      Liquids                                  See flammable and combustible liquids
      Solids                                                    100 pounds
Highly toxic materials
      Gases                                               See compressed gases
      Liquids                                                   Any amount
      Solids                                                    Any amount
Oxidizing materials
      Gases                                               See compressed gases
      Liquids
           Class 4                                              Any amount
           Class 3                                              1 gallon
           Class 2                                              10 gallons
           Class 1                                              55 gallons
      Solids
           Class 4                                              Any amount
           Class 3                                              10 pounds
           Class 2                                              100 pounds
           Class 1                                              500 pounds
Organic peroxides
      Liquids
           Class I                                              Any amount
           Class II                                             Any amount
           Class III                                            1 gallon
           Class IV                                             2 gallons
           Class V                                              No permit required
      Solids
           Class I                                              Any amount
           Class II                                             Any amount
           Class III                                            10 pounds
           Class IV                                             20 pounds
           Class V                                              No permit required
Pyrophoric materials
      Gases                                                     See compressed gases
      Liquids                                                   Any amount
      Solids                                                    Any amount
Toxic materials
      Gases                                                     See compressed gases
      Liquids                                                   10 gallons
      Solids                                                    100 pounds




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                                                                                             PERMIT
                                                                                                         PERMIT   INSPECTION
                                    DESCRIPTION                                            REQUIRED
                                                                                                          FEE         FEE
                                                                                           (yes or no)
                   PERMIT AMOUNTS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
TYPE OF MATERIAL                                               AMOUNT
Unstable (reactive) materials
      Liquids
            Class 4                                            Any amount
            Class 3                                            Any amount
            Class 2                                            5 gallons
            Class 1                                            10 gallons
      Solids
            Class 4                                            Any amount
            Class 3                                            Any amount
            Class 2                                            50 pounds
            Class 1                                            100 pounds
Water-reactive materials
      Liquids
            Class 3                                            Any amount
            Class 2                                            5 gallons
            Class 1                                            55 gallons
      Solids
            Class 3                                            Any amount
            Class 2                                            50 pounds
            Class 1                                            500 pounds
For SI: 1 gallon = 3.785 L, 1 pound = 0.454 kg.
HPM facilities. An operational permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous
production materials.
High piled storage. An operational permit is required to use a building or portion
thereof as a high-piled storage area exceeding 500 square feet (46 m2).
Hot work operations. An operational permit is required for hot work including, but
not limited to:
      1.    Public exhibitions and demonstrations where hot work is conducted.
      2.    Use of portable hot work equipment inside a structure.
            Exception: Work that is conducted under a construction permit.
      3.    Fixed-site hot work equipment such as welding booths.
      4.    Hot work conducted within a hazardous fire area.
      5.    Application of roof coverings with the use of an open-flame device.
      6.    When approved, the fire official shall issue a permit to carry out a Hot
            Work Program. This program allows approved personnel to regulate their
            facility’s hot work operations. The approved personnel shall be trained in
            the fire safety aspects denoted in this chapter and shall be responsible for
            issuing permits requiring compliance with the requirements found in this
            chapter. These permits shall be issued only to their employees or hot work
            operations under their supervision.
Industrial ovens. An operational permit is required for operation of industrial ovens
regulated by Chapter 21.
Lumber yards and woodworking plants. An operational permit is required for the
storage or processing of lumber exceeding 100,000 board feet (8,333 ft3) (236 m3).
Liquid- or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings. An operational
permit is required to display, operate or demonstrate liquid- or gas-fueled vehicles or
equipment in assembly buildings.
LP-gas. An operational permit is required for:
      1.    Storage and use of LP-gas.
            Exception: An operational permit is not required for individual containers
            with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water capacity or less serving occupancies in
            Group R-3.
      2.    Operation of cargo tankers that transport LP-gas.
Magnesium. An operational permit is required to melt, cast, heat treat or grind more
than 10 pounds (4.54 kg) of magnesium.
Miscellaneous combustible storage. An operational permit is required to store in any
building or upon any premises in excess of 2,500 cubic feet (71 m3) gross volume of
combustible empty packing cases, boxes, barrels or similar containers, rubber tires,
rubber, cork or similar combustible material.




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                                                                                              PERMIT
                                                                                                          PERMIT   INSPECTION
                                    DESCRIPTION                                             REQUIRED
                                                                                                           FEE         FEE
                                                                                            (yes or no)
Open burning. An operational permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an
open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground.
Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be adhered to.
      Exception: Recreational fires.
Open flames and candles. An operational permit is required to remove paint with a
torch; use a torch or open-flame device in a hazardous fire area; or to use open flames
or candles in connection with assembly areas, dining areas of restaurants or drinking
establishments.
Organic coatings. An operational permit is required for any organic-coating
manufacturing operation producing more than 1 gallon (4 L) of an organic coating in
one day.
Assembly/educational. An operational permit is required to operate a place of
assembly/educational occupancy.
Private fire hydrants. An operational permit is required for the removal from service,
use or operation of private fire hydrants.
      Exception: An operational permit is not required for private industry with
      trained maintenance personnel, private fire brigade or fire departments to
      maintain, test and use private hydrants.
Pyrotechnic special effects material. An operational permit is required for use and
handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.
Pyroxylin plastics. An operational permit is required for storage or handling of more
than 25 pounds (11 kg) of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin) plastics and for the assembly or
manufacture of articles involving pyroxylin plastics.
Refrigeration equipment. An operational permit is required to operate a mechanical
refrigeration unit or system regulated by Chapter 6.
Repair garages and service stations. An operational permit is required for operation
of repair garages and automotive, marine and fleet service stations.
Rooftop heliports. An operational permit is required for the operation of a rooftop
heliport.
Spraying or dipping. An operational permit is required to conduct a spraying or
dipping operation utilizing flammable or combustible liquids or the application of
combustible powders regulated by Chapter 15.
Storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts. An operational permit is required to
establish, conduct or maintain storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts that exceeds
2,500 cubic feet (71 m3) of total volume of scrap tires and for indoor storage of tires
and tire byproducts.
Temporary membrane structures and tents. An operational permit is required to
operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent.
      Exceptions:
            1.    Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes.
            2.    Tents and air-supported structures that cover an area of 900 square
                  feet (84 m2) or less, including all connecting areas or spaces with a
                  common means of egress or entrance and with an occupant load of 50
                  or less persons.
Tire-rebuilding plants. An operational permit is required for the operation and
maintenance of a tire-rebuilding plant.
Waste handling. An operational permit is required for the operation of wrecking
yards, junk yards and waste material-handling facilities.
Wood products. An operational permit is required to store chips, hogged material,
lumber or plywood in excess of 200 cubic feet (6 m3).




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107.3 Application for permit. Application for a permit shall be made on forms prescribed by the fire official.

107.4 Issuance of permits. Before a permit is issued, the fire official shall make such inspections or tests as are necessary
to assure that the use and activities for which application is made comply with the provisions of this code.

107.5 Conditions of permit. A permit shall constitute permission to store or handle materials or to conduct processes in
accordance with the SFPC, and shall not be construed as authority to omit or amend any of the provisions of this code.
Permits shall remain in effect until revoked or for such period as specified on the permit. Permits are not transferable.

    107.5.1 Special conditions for the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Permits issued by the State Fire Marshal’s Office for
    the use of explosives in special operations or under emergency conditions shall be valid for one week from the date of
    issuance and shall not be renewable.

107.6 State Fire Marshal. Permits will not be required by the State Fire Marshal except for the manufacturing, storage,
handling, use, and sale of explosives in localities not enforcing the SFPC, and for the display of fireworks on state-owned
property.

    Exception: Such permits shall not be required for the storage of explosives or blasting agents by the Virginia
    Department of State Police provided notification to the State Fire Marshal is made annually by the Chief Arson
    Investigator listing all storage locations within areas where enforcement is provided by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

107.7 Annual. The enforcing agency may issue annual permits for the manufacturing, storage, handling, use, or sales of
explosives to any state regulated public utility.

107.8 Approved plans. Plans approved by the fire official are approved with the intent that they comply in all respects to
this code. Any omissions or errors on the plans do not relieve the applicant of complying with all applicable requirements
of this code.

107.9 Posting. Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for
inspection by the fire official.

107.10 Suspension of permit. A permit shall become invalid if the authorized activity is not commenced within six months
after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized activity is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time
of commencement.

107.11 Revocation of permit. The fire official may revoke a permit or approval issued under the SFPC if conditions of the
permit have been violated, or if the approved application, data or plans contain misrepresentation as to material fact.

107.12 Local permit fees. Fees may be levied by the local governing body in order to defray the cost of enforcement and
appeals under the SFPC.

107.13 State explosives, blasting agents and fireworks permit fees. Fees for permits issued by the State Fire Marshal's
office for the storage, use, sale or manufacture of explosives or blasting agents, and for the display of fireworks on state-
owned property shall be as follows:

    1.   $100 per year per magazine to store explosives and blasting agents.

    2.   $150 per year per city or county to use explosives and blasting agents.

    3.   $150 per year to sell explosives and blasting agents.

    4.   $200 per year to manufacture explosives, blasting agents and fireworks.

    5.   $300 per day for fireworks, pyrotechnics or proximate audience displays conducted in any state-owned building
         and $150 per day for each subsequent day.

    6.   $200 per day for fireworks, pyrotechnics or proximate audience displays conducted out-of-doors on any state-
         owned property and $150 per day for each subsequent day.
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    7.   $75 per event for the use of explosives in special operations or emergency conditions.

107.14 State annual inspection permit fees. Annual fees for inspection permits issued by the State Fire Marshal’s office
for the inspection of buildings shall be as follows:

    1.   Nightclubs.

         1.1. $350 for occupant load of 100 or less.

         1.2. $450 for occupant load of 101 to 200.

         1.3. $500 for occupant load of 201 to 300.

         1.4. $500 plus $50 for each 100 occupants where occupant loads exceed 300.

    2. Private schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and private college dormitories with or without assembly areas.
    If containing assembly areas, such assembly areas are not included in the computation of square footage.

         2.1. $150 for 3500 square feet or less.

         2.2. $200 for greater than 3500 square feet up to 7000 square feet.

         2.3. $250 for greater than 7000 square feet up to 10,000 square feet.

         2.4. $250 plus $50 for each additional 3000 square feet where square footage exceeds 10,000.

    3.   Assembly areas which are part of private schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) or private college dormitories.

         3.1. $50 for 10,000 square feet or less provided the assembly area is within or attached to a school or dormitory
              building.

         3.2. $100 for greater than 10,000 square feet up to 25,000 square feet provided the assembly area is within or
              attached to a school or dormitory building, such as gymnasiums, auditoriums or cafeterias.

         3.3. $100 for up to 25,000 square feet provided the assembly area is in a separate or separate buildings such as
              gymnasiums, auditoriums or cafeterias.

         3.4. $150 for greater than 25,000 square feet for assembly areas within or attached to a school or dormitory
              building or in a separate or separate buildings such as gymnasiums, auditoriums or cafeterias.

    4.   Hospitals.

         4.1. $300 for 1 to 50 beds.

         4.2. $400 for 51 to 100 beds.

         4.3. $500 for 101 to 150 beds.

         4.4. $600 for 151 to 200 beds.

         4.5. $600 plus $100 for each additional 100 beds where the number of beds exceeds 200.

    Exception: Annual inspection permits for any building or groups of buildings on the same site may not exceed $2500.

107.15 Fee schedule. The local governing body may establish a fee schedule. The schedule shall incorporate unit rates,
which may be based on square footage, cubic footage, estimated cost of inspection or other appropriate criteria.


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107.16 Payment of fees. A permit shall not be issued until the designated fees have been paid.

    Exception: The fire official may authorize delayed payment of fees.

                                                       SECTION 108
                                                   OPERATIONAL PERMITS

108.1 General. Operational permits shall be in accordance with Section 108. The fire official may require notification prior
to (i) activities involving the handling, storage or use of substances, materials or devices regulated by the SFPC; (ii)
conducting processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property; or (iii) establishing a place of assembly.

    108.1.1 Permits required. Operational permits may be required by the fire official in accordance with Table 107.2.
    The fire official shall require operational permits for the manufacturing, storage, handling, use and sale of explosives.
    Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection
    by the fire official.

         Exceptions:

              1.   Operational permits will not be required by the State Fire Marshal except for the manufacturing, storage,
                   handling, use and sale of explosives in localities not enforcing the SFPC.

              2.   Operational permits will not be required for the manufacturing, storage, handling or use of explosives or
                   blasting agents by the Virginia Department of State Police provided notification to the fire official is
                   made annually by the Chief Arson Investigator listing all storage locations.

    108.1.2 Types of permits. There shall be two types of permits as follows:

         1.   Operational permit. An operational permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation or a business for
              which a permit is required by Section 108.1.1 for either:

              1.1. A prescribed period.

              1.2. Until renewed or revoked.

         2.   Construction permit. A construction permit is required, and shall be issued in accordance with the USBC and
              shall be issued by the building official. A construction permit allows the applicant to install or modify systems
              and equipment for which a permit is required by Section 108.5.

    108.1.3 Operational permits for the same location. When more than one operational permit is required for the same
    location, the fire official is authorized to consolidate such permits into a single permit provided that each provision is
    listed in the permit.

108.2 Application. Application for an operational permit required by this code shall be made to the fire official in such
form and detail as prescribed by the fire official. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by such plans as prescribed
by the fire official.

    108.2.1 Refusal to issue permit. If the application for an operational permit describes a use that does not conform to
    the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws and ordinances, the fire official shall not issue a permit, but shall
    return the application to the applicant with the refusal to issue such permit. Such refusal shall, when requested, be in
    writing and shall contain the reasons for refusal.

    108.2.2 Inspection authorized. Before a new operational permit is approved, the fire official is authorized to inspect
    the receptacles, vehicles, buildings, devices, premises, storage spaces or areas to be used to determine compliance with
    this code or any operational constraints required.

    108.2.3 Time limitation of application. An application for an operational permit for any proposed work or operation
    shall be deemed to have been abandoned six months after the date of filing, unless such application has been diligently
    prosecuted or a permit shall have been issued; except that the fire official is authorized to grant one or more extensions
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    of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each if there is reasonable cause.

    108.2.4 Action on application. The fire official shall examine or cause to be examined applications for operational
    permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application does not conform to the
    requirements of pertinent laws, the fire official shall reject such application in writing, stating the reasons. If the fire
    official is satisfied that the proposed work or operation conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and
    ordinances applicable thereto, the fire official shall issue a permit as soon as practicable.

108.3 Conditions of a permit. An operational permit shall constitute permission to maintain, store or handle materials; or
to conduct processes in accordance with the SFPC, and shall not be construed as authority to omit or amend any of the
provisions of this code. The building official shall issue permits to install equipment utilized in connection with such
activities; or to install or modify any fire protection system or equipment or any other construction, equipment installation
or modification in accordance with the provisions of this code where a permit is required by Section 108.5. Such
permission shall not be construed as authority to omit or amend any of the provisions of this code.

    108.3.1 Expiration. An operational permit shall remain in effect until reissued, renewed, or revoked for such a period
    of time as specified in the permit. Permits are not transferable and any change in occupancy, operation, tenancy or
    ownership shall require that a new permit be issued.

    108.3.2 Extensions. A permittee holding an unexpired permit shall have the right to apply for an extension of the time
    within which the permittee will commence work under that permit when work is unable to be commenced within the
    time required by this section for good and satisfactory reasons. The fire official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or
    more extensions of the time period of a permit for periods of not more than 90 days each. Such extensions shall be
    requested by the permit holder in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

    108.3.3 Annual. The enforcing agency may issue annual operational permits for the manufacturing, storage, handling,
    use, or sales of explosives to any state regulated public utility.

    108.3.4 Suspension of permit. An operational permit shall become invalid if the authorized activity is not commenced
    within six months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized activity is suspended or abandoned for a period of
    six months after the time of commencement.

    108.3.5 Posting. Issued operational permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be
    readily available for inspection by the fire official.

    108.3.6 Compliance with code. The issuance or granting of an operational permit shall not be construed to be a permit
    for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this code or of any other ordinance of the jurisdiction.
    Operational permits presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or other ordinances of
    the jurisdiction shall not be valid. The issuance of a permit based on other data shall not prevent the fire official from
    requiring the correction of errors in the provided documents and other data. Any addition to or alteration of approved
    provided documents shall be approved in advance by the fire official, as evidenced by the issuance of a new or
    amended permit.

    108.3.7 Information on the permit. The fire official shall issue all operational permits required by this code on an
    approved form furnished for that purpose. The operational permit shall contain a general description of the operation or
    occupancy and its location and any other information required by the fire official. Issued permits shall bear the
    signature of the fire official.

108.4 Revocation. The fire official is authorized to revoke an operational permit issued under the provisions of this code
when it is found by inspection or otherwise that there has been a false statement or misrepresentation as to the material facts
in the application or documents on which the permit or approval was based including, but not limited to, any one of the
following:

    1.   The permit is used for a location or establishment other than that for which it was issued.

    2.   The permit is used for a condition or activity other than that listed in the permit.

    3.   Conditions and limitations set forth in the permit have been violated.
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    4.   There have been any false statements or misrepresentations as to the material fact in the application for permit or
         plans submitted or a condition of the permit.

    5.   The permit is used by a different person or firm than the name for which it was issued.

    6.   The permittee failed, refused or neglected to comply with orders or notices duly served in accordance with the
         provisions of this code within the time provided therein.

    7.   The permit was issued in error or in violation of an ordinance, regulation or this code.

108.5 Required construction permits. The building official is authorized to issue construction permits in accordance with
the USBC for work as set forth in Sections 108.5.1 through 108.5.12.

    108.5.1 Automatic fire-extinguishing systems. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to
    an automatic fire-extinguishing system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a
    modification and does not require a permit.

    108.5.2 Compressed gases. When the compressed gases in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 107.2, a
    construction permit is required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, or close
    or substantially modify a compressed gas system.

         Exceptions:

              1.   Routine maintenance.

              2.   For emergency repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within
                   two working days of commencement of work.

         The permit applicant shall apply for approval to close storage, use or handling facilities at least 30 days prior to the
    termination of the storage, use or handling of compressed or liquefied gases. Such application shall include any change
    or alteration of the facility closure plan filed pursuant to Section 2701.5.3. The 30-day period is not applicable when
    approved based on special circumstances requiring such waiver.

    108.5.3 Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. A construction permit is required for installation
    of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. Maintenance performed in accordance
    with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

    108.5.4 Fire pumps and related equipment. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to
    fire pumps and related fuel tanks, jockey pumps, controllers, and generators. Maintenance performed in accordance
    with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

    108.5.5 Flammable and combustible liquids. A construction permit is required:

         1.   To repair or modify a pipeline for the transportation of flammable or combustible liquids.

         2.   To install, construct or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations,
              refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed,
              transported, stored, dispensed or used.

         3.   To install, alter, remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service or otherwise dispose of a flammable or
              combustible liquid tank.

    108.5.6 Hazardous materials. A construction permit is required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place
    temporarily out of service, or close or substantially modify a storage facility or other area regulated by Chapter 27
    when the hazardous materials in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 107.2.

         Exceptions:
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             1.   Routine maintenance.

             2.   For emergency repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within
                  two working days of commencement of work.

    108.5.7 Industrial ovens. A construction permit is required for installation of industrial ovens covered by Chapter 21.

        Exceptions:

             1.   Routine maintenance.

             2.   For repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within two
                  working days of commencement of work.

    108.5.8 LP-gas. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to an LP-gas system.

    108.5.9 Private fire hydrants. A construction permit is required for the installation or modification of private fire
    hydrants.

    108.5.10 Spraying or dipping. A construction permit is required to install or modify a spray room, dip tank or booth.

    108.5.11 Standpipe systems. A construction permit is required for the installation, modification, or removal from
    service of a standpipe system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification
    and does not require a permit.

    108.5.12 Membrane structures, air-supported structures and tents. A construction permit is required to erect all
    membrane structures or any tent or air-supported structure that covers an area greater than 900 square feet (84 m2),
    including within that area all connecting areas or spaces with a common means of egress or entrance, provided such
    tents or structures have an occupant load of greater than 50 persons. Tents used exclusively for recreational camping
    shall not be required to obtain a construction permit.

                                                        SECTION 109
                                                        INSPECTION

109.1 Inspection. The fire official may inspect all structures and premises for the purposes of ascertaining and causing to
be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with firefighting operations,
endanger life, or any violations of the provisions or intent of the SFPC.

    Exception: Single family dwellings and dwelling units in two family and multiple family dwellings and farm
    structures shall be exempt from routine inspections. This exemption shall not preclude the fire official from conducting
    routine inspections in Group R-3 or Group R-5 occupancies operating as a commercial bed and breakfast as outlined in
    Section 310.1 of the USBC or inspecting under Section 27-98.2 of the Code of Virginia for hazardous conditions
    relating to explosives, flammable and combustible conditions, and hazardous materials.

    109.1.1 Right to entry. The fire official may enter any structure or premises at any reasonable time to inspect subject
    to constitutional restrictions on unreasonable searches and seizures. If entry is refused or not obtained, the fire official
    may pursue recourse as provided by law.

        Note: Specific authorization and procedures for inspections and issuing warrants are set out in Sections 27-98.1
        through 27-98.5 of the Code of Virginia and shall be taken into consideration.

    109.1.2 Credentials. The fire official and technical assistants shall carry proper credentials of office when inspecting
    in the performance of their duties under the SFPC.

109.2 Coordinated inspections. The fire official shall coordinate inspections and administrative orders with any other state
and local agencies having related inspection authority, and shall coordinate those inspections required by the USBC for new
construction when involving provisions of the amended IFC, so that the owners and occupants will not be subjected to
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numerous inspections or conflicting orders.

    Note: The USBC requires the building official to coordinate such inspections with the fire official.

109.3 Other inspections. In accordance with Section 36-139.3 of the Code of Virginia, the State Fire Marshal, upon
presenting proper credentials, shall make annual inspections for hazards incident to fire in all (i) residential care facilities
operated by any state agency, (ii) assisted living facilities licensed or subject to licensure pursuant to Chapter 18 (Section
63.2-1800 et seq.) of Title 63.2 of the Code of Virginia which are not inspected by a local fire marshal, (iii) student-
residence facilities owned or operated by the public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, and (iv) public
schools in the Commonwealth which are not inspected by a local fire marshal. In the event that any such facility or
residence is found to be nonconforming to the SFPC, the State Fire Marshal or local fire marshal may petition any court of
competent jurisdiction for the issuance of an injunction.

                                                       SECTION 110
                                                    UNSAFE CONDITIONS

110.1 General. The fire official shall order the following dangerous or hazardous conditions or materials to be removed or
remedied in accordance with the SFPC:

    1.   Dangerous conditions which are liable to cause or contribute to the spread of fire in or on said premises, building
         or structure, or to endanger the occupants thereof.

    2.   Conditions which would interfere with the efficiency and use of any fire protection equipment.

    3.   Obstructions to or on fire escapes, stairs, passageways, doors or windows, which are liable to interfere with the
         egress of occupants or the operation of the fire department in case of fire.

    4.   Accumulations of dust or waste material in air conditioning or ventilating systems or grease in kitchen or other
         exhaust ducts.

    5.   Accumulations of grease on kitchen cooking equipment, or oil, grease or dirt upon, under or around any
         mechanical equipment.

    6.   Accumulations of rubbish, waste, paper, boxes, shavings, or other combustible materials, or excessive storage of
         any combustible material.

    7.   Hazardous conditions arising from defective or improperly used or installed electrical wiring, equipment or
         appliances.

    8.   Hazardous conditions arising from defective or improperly used or installed equipment for handling or using
         combustible, explosive or otherwise hazardous materials.

    9.   Dangerous or unlawful amounts of combustible, explosive or otherwise hazardous materials.

    10. All equipment, materials, processes or operations which are in violation of the provisions and intent of this code.

110.2 Maintenance. The owner shall be responsible for the safe and proper maintenance of any structure, premises or lot.
In all structures, the fire protection equipment, means of egress, alarms, devices and safeguards shall be maintained in a
safe and proper operating condition as required by the SFPC and applicable referenced standards.

110.3 Occupant responsibility. If a building occupant creates conditions in violation of this code, by virtue of storage,
handling and use of substances, materials, devices and appliances, such occupant shall be held responsible for the
abatement of said hazardous conditions.

110.4 Unsafe structures. All structures that are or shall hereafter become unsafe or deficient in adequate exit facilities or
which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life or the public welfare, or by reason of illegal or
improper use, occupancy or maintenance or which have sustained structural damage by reason of fire, explosion, or natural
disaster shall be deemed unsafe structures. A vacant structure, or portion of a structure, unguarded or open at door or
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window shall be deemed a fire hazard and unsafe within the meaning of this code. Unsafe structures shall be reported to the
building official or building maintenance official who shall take appropriate action under the provisions of the USBC to
secure abatement. Subsequently, the fire official may request the legal counsel of the local governing body to institute the
appropriate proceedings for an injunction against the continued use and occupancy of the structure until such time as
conditions have been remedied.

110.5 Evacuation. When, in the fire official's opinion, there is actual and potential danger to the occupants or those in the
proximity of any structure or premises because of unsafe structural conditions, or inadequacy of any means of egress, the
presence of explosives, explosive fumes or vapors, or the presence of toxic fumes, gases or materials, the fire official may
order the immediate evacuation of the structure or premises. All notified occupants shall immediately leave the structure or
premises and no person shall enter until authorized by the fire official.

110.6 Unlawful continuance. Any person who refuses to leave, interferes with the evacuation of other occupants or
continues any operation after having been given an evacuation order shall be in violation of this code.

    Exception: Any person performing work directed by the fire official to be performed to remove an alleged violation or
    unsafe condition.

                                                         SECTION 111
                                                         VIOLATIONS

111.1 Notice. When the fire official discovers an alleged violation of a provision of the SFPC or other codes or ordinances
under the fire official's jurisdiction, the fire official shall prepare a written notice citing the section allegedly violated,
describing the condition deemed unsafe and specifying time limitations for the required abatements to be made to render
the structure or premises safe and secure.

111.2 Service. The written notice of violation of this code shall be served upon the owner, a duly authorized agent or upon
the occupant or other person responsible for the conditions under violation. Such notice shall be served either by delivering
a copy of same to such persons by mail to the last known post office address, by delivering in person or by delivering it to
and leaving it in the possession of any person in charge of the premises, or, in the case such person is not found upon the
premises, by affixing a copy thereof in a conspicuous place at the entrance door or avenue of access. Such procedure shall
be deemed the equivalent of personal notice.

111.3 Failure to correct violations. If the notice of violation is not complied with within the time specified, the fire
official shall request the legal counsel of the local governing body to institute the appropriate legal proceedings to restrain,
correct or abate such alleged violation.

111.4 Penalty. Penalties upon conviction of violating the SFPC shall be as set out in Section 27-100 of the Code of
Virginia.

111.5 Summons. When authorized and certified in accordance with Section 27-34.2 of the Code of Virginia, the fire
official may, subject to any limitations imposed by the local governing body, issue a summons in lieu of a notice of
violation. Fire officials not certified in accordance with Section 27-34.2 of the Code of Virginia may request the law-
enforcement agency of the local governing body to make arrests for any alleged violations of the SFPC or orders affecting
the immediate public safety.

                                                         SECTION 112
                                                          APPEALS

112.1 Local Board of Fire Prevention Code Appeals (BFPCA). Each local governing body which enforces the SFPC
shall have a BFPCA to hear appeals as authorized herein or it shall enter into an agreement with the governing body of
another county or municipality, with some other agency, or with a state agency approved by the DHCD to act on appeals.
An appeal case decided by some other approved agency shall constitute an appeal in accordance with this section and shall
be final unless appealed to the State Building Code Technical Review Board (TRB).

112.2 Membership. The BFPCA shall consist of at least five members appointed by the local governing body and having
terms of office established by written policy. Alternate members may be appointed to serve in the absence of any regular
members and as such, shall have the full power and authority of the regular members. Regular and alternate members may
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be reappointed. Written records of current membership, including a record of the current chairman and secretary shall be
maintained in the office of the local governing body. In order to provide continuity, the terms of the members may be of
different length so that less than half will expire in any one-year period.

    112.2.1 Chairman. The BFPCA shall annually select one of its regular members to serve as chairman. In case of the
    absence of the chairman at a hearing, the members present shall select an acting chairman.

    112.2.2 Secretary. The local governing body shall appoint a secretary to the BFPCA to maintain a detailed record of
    all proceedings.

112.3 Qualifications of members. BFPCA members shall be selected by the local governing body on the basis of their
ability to render fair and competent decisions regarding application of the SFPC and shall, to the extent possible, represent
different occupational or professional fields relating to building construction or fire prevention. At least one member should
be an experienced builder and one member a licensed professional engineer or architect. Employees or officials of the local
governing body shall not serve as members of the BFPCA.

112.4 Disqualification of member. A member shall not hear an appeal in which that member has conflict of interest in
accordance with the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, Chapter 31 (Section 2.2-3100 et seq.) of Title
2.2 of the Code of Virginia.

112.5 Application for appeal. The owner of a structure, the owner's agent or any other person involved in the design,
construction or maintenance of the structure may appeal a decision of the fire official concerning the application of the
SFPC or the fire official's refusal to grant modification under Section 106.5 to the provisions of the SFPC. The appeal shall
first lie to the local board of fire prevention code appeals (BFPCA) and then to the TRB except that appeals concerning the
application of the SFPC or refusal to grant modifications by the State Fire Marshal shall be made directly to the TRB. The
appeal shall be submitted to the BFPCA within 14 calendar days of the application of the SFPC. The application shall
contain the name and address of the owner of the structure and the person appealing if not the owner. A copy of the written
decision of the fire official shall be submitted along with the application for appeal and maintained as part of the record.
The application shall be stamped or otherwise marked by the BFPCA to indicate the date received. Failure to submit an
application for appeal within the time limit established by this section shall constitute acceptance of the fire official's
decision.

112.6 Notice of meeting. The BFPCA shall meet within 30 calendar days after the date of receipt of the application for
appeal. Notice indicating the time and place of the hearing shall be sent to the parties in writing to the addresses listed on
the application at least 14 calendar days prior to the date of the hearing. Less notice may be given if agreed upon by the
applicant.

112.7 Hearing procedures. All hearings before the BFPCA shall be open to the public. The appellant, the appellant's
representative, the local governing body's representative and any person whose interests are affected shall be given an
opportunity to be heard. The chairman shall have the power and duty to direct the hearing, rule upon the acceptance of
evidence and oversee the record of all proceedings.

    112.7.1 Postponement. When a quorum of the BFPCA is not present to hear an appeal, either the appellant or the
    appellant's representative shall have the right to request a postponement of the hearing. The BFPCA shall reschedule
    the appeal within 30 calendar days of the postponement.

112.8 Decision. The BFPCA shall have the power to uphold, reverse or modify the decision of the fire official by a
concurring vote of a majority of those present. Decisions of the BFPCA shall be final if no appeal is made therefrom and
the appellant and the fire official shall act accordingly.

    112.8.1 Resolution. The BFPCA's decision shall be by resolution signed by the chairman and retained as part of the
    record by the BFPCA. The following wording shall be part of the resolution: “Any person who was a party to the
    appeal may appeal to the State Building Code Technical Review Board (TRB) by submitting an application to the TRB
    within 21 calendar days upon receipt by certified mail of this resolution. Application forms are available from the
    Office of the TRB, 501 North Second Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 371-7150.” Copies of the resolution
    shall be furnished to all parties.

112.9 Appeal to the TRB. After final determination by the BFPCA, any person who was a party to the local appeal may
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appeal to the TRB. Application shall be made to the TRB within 21 calendar days of receipt of the decision to be appealed.
Application for appeal to the TRB arising from the SFMO’s enforcement of the code shall be made to the TRB within 14
calendar days of receipt of the decision to be appealed and shall be accompanied by copies of the inspection reports and
other relevant information. Failure to submit an application for appeal within the time limit established by this section shall
constitute an acceptance of the BFPCA's resolution or fire official's decision.

    112.9.1 Information to be submitted. Copies of the fire official's decision and the resolution of the BFPCA shall be
    submitted with the application for appeal. Upon request by the office of the TRB, the BFPCA shall submit a copy of all
    inspection reports and all pertinent information from the record of the BFPCA.

    112.9.2 Decision of TRB: Procedures of the TRB are in accordance with Article 2 (Section 36-108 et seq.) of Chapter
    6 of Title 36 of the Code of Virginia. Decisions of the TRB shall be final if no appeal is made therefrom and the
    appellant and the code official shall act accordingly.


                                                        CHAPTER 2
                                                      DEFINITIONS

Add the following definitions:

    BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD. See Section 3302.1

    BLASTER, RESTRICTED. See Section 3302.1

    BLASTER, UNRESTRICTED. See Section 3302.1

    DHCD. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL GOVERNING BODY OR LOCALITY. The governing body of any county,
    city, or town, other political subdivision and state agency in this Commonwealth charged with the enforcement of the
    SFPC under state law.

    NIGHT CLUB. Any building or portion thereof in which the main use is a place of public assembly that provides
    exhibition, performance or other forms of entertainment; serves alcoholic beverages; and provides music and space for
    dancing.

    STATE FIRE MARSHAL. The State Fire Marshal as provided for by Section 36-139.2 of the Code of Virginia.

    STATE REGULATED CARE FACILITY (SRCF). A building or part thereof occupied by persons in the care of
    others where program regulatory oversight is provided by the Virginia Department of Social Services; Virginia
    Department Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services; Virginia Department of Education or
    Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (Groups R-2, R-3, R-4 and R-5).

    TECHNICAL ASSISTANT. Any person employed by or under an extended contract to a local enforcing agency for
    enforcing the SFPC. For the purposes of this definition, an extended contract shall be a contract with an aggregate term
    of eighteen months or longer.

    TRB. The Virginia State Building Code Technical Review Board.

    USBC. The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13 VAC 5-63).

Add the following definition under the term “Occupancy Classification – Residential Group R”:

    R-5 Detached one and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three
    stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures. The terms “R-5” and “one and two-family
    dwelling” where used in this code shall be interchangeable.
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Change the following definitions to read:

    CANOPY. A structure or architectural projection of rigid construction over which a covering is attached that provides
    weather protection, identity or decoration and may be structurally independent or supported by attachment to a building
    on one end by not less than one stanchion on the outer end.

    FIRE CODE OFFICIAL. The officer or other designated authority charged with administration and enforce of this
    code, or a duly authorized representative. For the purpose of this code, the terms “code official” and “fire official” shall
    have the same meaning as the term “fire code official” and, in addition, such official shall have the powers outlined in
    Section 27-98.1 of the Code of Virginia.

                                                        CHAPTER 3
                                  GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE

Add Section 301.3 to read:

    301.3 Occupancy. The occupancy of a structure shall be continued as originally permitted under and in full
    compliance with the codes in force at the time of construction or alteration. The occupancy of a structure shall not
    change to another occupancy that will subject the structure to any special provisions of this code or the USBC without
    the approval of the building official.

Change Section 304.3.2 to read:

    304.3.2 Capacity exceeding 5.88 cubic feet. Containers with a capacity exceeding 5.88 cubic feet (44 gallons) (0.17
    m3) shall be provided with lids. Containers and lids shall be constructed of noncombustible materials or approved
    combustible materials.

Change Section 314.1 to read:

    314.1 General. Indoor displays constructed within any building or structure shall comply with Sections 314.2 through
    314.5.

Add Section 314.5 to read:

    314.5 Smokeless powder and small arms primers. Venders shall not store, display or sell smokeless powder or small
    arms primers during trade shows inside exhibition halls except as follows:

        1.   The amount of smokeless powder displayed by each vender is limited to the amount established in Section
             3306.5.1.1.

        2.   The amount of smokeless powder each vender may store is limited to the storage arrangements and storage
             amounts established in Section 3306.5.2.1. Smokeless powder shall remain in the manufacturer’s original
             sealed container and the container shall remain sealed while inside the building. The repackaging of
             smokeless powder shall not be performed inside the building. Damaged containers shall not be repackaged
             inside the building and shall be immediately removed from the building in such manner to avoid spilling any
             powder.

        3.   There shall be at least 50 feet separation between venders and 20 feet from any exit.

        4.   Small arms primers shall be displayed and stored in the manufacturer’s original packaging and in accordance
             with the requirements of Section 3306.5.2.3.

Change Section 315.3 to read:

    315.3 Outside storage. Outside storage of combustible materials shall not be located within 10 feet (3048 mm) of a
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    property line or other building on the site.

        Exceptions:

             1.   The separation distance is allowed to be reduced to 3 feet (914 mm) for storage not exceeding 6 feet
                  (1829 mm) in height.

             2.   The separation distance is allowed to be reduced when the fire official determines that no hazard to the
                  adjoining property exists.

Change Section 315.3.1 to read:

    315.3.1 Storage beneath overhead projections from buildings. To the extent required by the code the building was
    constructed under, when buildings are required to be protected by automatic sprinklers, the outdoor storage, display
    and handling of combustible materials under eaves, canopies or other projections or overhangs is prohibited except
    where automatic sprinklers are installed under such eaves, canopies or other projections or overhangs.

                                                       CHAPTER 4
                               EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS

Add Section 401.1.1 to read:

    401.1.1 State Regulated Care Facilities. When a state license is required by the Virginia Department of Social
    Services; Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services; Virginia
    Department of Education; or Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice to operate, SRCF shall comply with this section
    and the provisions of Section 404.

Add Item 14 to Section 404.2 to read:

    14. SRCF.

Add exception to Section 405.1 to read:

    Exception: Emergency evacuation drills shall be conducted in school buildings during periods of mandatory testing
    required by the Virginia Board of Education.

Add the following category to Table 405.2 to read:

                                GROUP OR
                               OCCUPANCY              FREQUENCY              PARTICIPATION
                                  SRCF                  Monthly               All occupants

Add Section 405.2.1 to read:

    405.2.1 High-rise buildings. Fire exit drills shall be conducted annually by building staff personnel or the owner of the
    building in accordance with the fire safety plan and shall not affect other current occupants.

Add Section 408.1.1 to read:

    408.1.1 Maintaining occupant load posting. Occupant load postings required by the building code are required to be
    maintained.

Change Section 408.2 to read:

    408.2 Group A occupancies. Group A occupancies shall comply with applicable requirements of Sections 408.2.1
    through 408.2.3 and 401 through 406.

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Add Sections 408.2.3, 408.2.3.1 and 408.2.3.2 to read:

    408.2.3 Night clubs. Night clubs shall comply with Sections 408.2.3.1 and 408.2.3.2.

        408.2.3.1 Audible announcements. Audible announcements shall be made to the occupants no longer than 10
        minutes prior to the start of the entertainment and at each intermission to notify the occupants of the location of the
        exits to be used in the event of a fire or other emergency.

        408.2.3.2 Occupant load count. Upon request of the fire code official, the owner or operator, or both, will be
        required to keep a running count of the occupant load to provide to the fire code official during performance hours
        of operation, entertainment hours of operation, or both.

                                                         CHAPTER 5
                                            FIRE SERVICE FEATURES

Delete Section 501.4.

Add exceptions to Section 503.1 to read:

    Exceptions:

        1.   Fire apparatus access roads shall be permitted to be provided and maintained in accordance with written
             policy that establish fire apparatus access road requirements and such requirements shall be identified to the
             owner or his agent prior to the building official's approval of the building permit.

        2.   On construction and demolition sites fire apparatus access roads shall be permitted to be provided and
             maintained in accordance with Section 1410.1.

Add Section 503.7 to read:

    503.7 Fire lanes for existing buildings. The fire code official is authorized to designate public and private fire lanes as
    deemed necessary for the efficient and effective operation of fire apparatus. Fire lanes shall comply with Sections
    503.2 through 503.6.

Change Section 508.5.1 to read:

    508.5.1 Where required. Fire hydrant systems shall be located and installed as directed by the fire department. Fire
    hydrant systems shall conform to the written standards of the jurisdiction and the fire department.

Add Section 511 to read:

                                                  SECTION 511
                        MAINTENANCE OF IN-BUILDING EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

    511.1 General. In-building emergency communication equipment shall be maintained in accordance with USBC and
    the provisions of this section.

    511.2 Additional in-building emergency communications installations. If it is determined by the locality that
    increased amplification of their emergency communication system is needed, the building owner shall allow the
    locality access as well as provide appropriate space within the building to install and maintain necessary additional
    communication equipment by the locality. If the building owner denies the locality access or appropriate space, or
    both, the building owner shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance of these additional systems.

    511.3 Field tests. After providing reasonable notice to the owner or their representative, the fire official, police chief,
    or their agents, shall have the right during normal business hours, or other mutually agreed upon time, to enter onto the
    property to conduct field tests to verify that the required level of radio coverage is present at no cost to the owner.
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                                                        CHAPTER 6
                                       BUILDING SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Add a note to Section 603.7 to read:

    Note: The fire code official may request a copy of the latest certificate of inspection from the Virginia Department of
    Labor and Industry for boilers and pressure vessels subject to such requirements. When the certificate is not available,
    the fire code official shall notify the Department of Labor and Industry to ensure that the required maintenance and
    testing is performed in accordance the Virginia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations (16 VAC 25-50).

Add Section 604.6 to read:

    604.6 Testing of Battery Powered Emergency Lights and Exit Signs. Required emergency lighting utilizing battery
    powered emergency lights or exit signs, or both, shall be tested annually. The emergency lights and exit signs shall be
    tested for proper operation for the time period established in the building code in effect when the equipment was
    installed. Written records of tests shall be retained by the owner of the building for a minimum of two years after the
    test is conducted and shall be made available to the fire code official upon request.


                                                        CHAPTER 8
                 INTERIOR FINISH, DECORATIVE MATERIALS AND FURNISHINGS

Add exception 3 to Section 806.1.1 to read:

    3.   Trees shall be permitted in places of worship in Group A occupancies.

Change Section 807.1 to read:

    807.1 General requirements. In occupancies in Groups A, E, I and R-1 and dormitories in Group R-2, curtains,
    draperies, hangings and other decorative materials suspended from walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation
    performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 806.2 or be noncombustible.

         Exception: In dwelling units or sleeping rooms in Group R-2 dormitories, the permissible amount of decorative
         material suspended from or attached to the walls shall not exceed 50 percent of the aggregate area of the walls
         where the building has an approved automatic sprinkler system or 20 percent of the aggregate area of the walls
         where approved smoke alarms are provided and in the corridors of such buildings, the permissible amount of
         decorative material suspended from or attached to the walls shall not exceed 10 percent of the aggregate area of
         the walls.

         In Groups I-1 and I-2, combustible decorative materials shall meet the flame propagation criteria of NFPA 701
    unless the decorative materials, including, but not limited to, photographs and paintings, are of such limited quantities
    that a hazard of fire development or spread is not present. In Group I-3, combustible decorative materials are
    prohibited.

        Fixed or movable walls and partitions, paneling, wall pads and crash pads, applied structurally or for decoration,
    acoustical correction, surface insulation or other purposes, shall be considered interior finish if they cover 10 percent or
    more of the wall or of the ceiling area, and shall not be considered decorative materials or furnishings.

        In Group B and M occupancies, fabric partitions suspended from the ceiling and not supported by the floor shall
    meet the flame propagation performance criteria in accordance with Section 807.2 and NFPA 701 or shall be
    noncombustible.


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                                                       CHAPTER 9
                                          FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Change Section 901.4.2 to read:

    901.4.2 Nonrequired fire protection systems. Nonrequired fire protection systems shall be maintained to function as
    originally installed. If any such systems are to be reduced in function or discontinued, approval shall be obtained from
    the building official in accordance with Section 108.3.1 of Part I of the USBC.

Delete Section 901.4.3.

Change Section 901.6 to read:

    901.6 Inspection, testing and maintenance. To the extent that equipment, systems devices, and safeguards, such as
    fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems, which were provided and approved by the building official when
    constructed, shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times. And where such equipment, systems, devices,
    and safeguards are found not to be in an operative condition, the fire official shall order all such equipment to be
    rendered safe in accordance with the USBC.

Add Section 901.10 to read:

    901.10 Defective equipment. When the fire official determines through investigation or testing or reports by a
    nationally recognized testing agency that specific, required water sprinkler or water-spray extinguishing equipment has
    been identified as failing to perform or operate through not less than 30 randomly selected sprinkler heads at four or
    more building sites anywhere in the nation, the fire official shall order all such equipment to be rendered safe.

Change the following definition in Section 902 to read:

    AUTOMATIC FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM. An approved system of devices and equipment which
    automatically detects a fire and discharges an approved fire-extinguishing agent onto or in the area of a fire. Such
    system shall include an automatic sprinkler system, unless otherwise expressly stated.

Change item 1 in Section 906.1 to read:

    1.   In Group A, B, E, F, H, I , M, R-1, R-4 and S occupancies.

Add a note to Section 906.1 to read:

    Note: In existing buildings, whether fire extinguishers are needed is determined by the USBC or other code in effect
    when such buildings were constructed.

Change Section 907.20.2 to read:

    907.20.2 Testing. Testing shall be performed in accordance with the schedules in Chapter 10 of NFPA 72 or more
    frequently where required by the fire code official. Where automatic testing is performed at least weekly by a remotely
    monitored fire alarm control unit specifically listed for the application, the manual testing frequency shall be permitted
    to be extended to annual. In Group R-1 occupancies, battery-powered single station smoke detectors shall be tested and
    inspected at one-month intervals.

         Exception: Devices or equipment that are inaccessible for safety considerations shall be tested during scheduled
         shutdowns where approved by the fire code official, but not less than every 18 months.




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                                                       CHAPTER 10
                                                MEANS OF EGRESS

Add Section 1001.3 to read:

    1001.3 Overcrowding. Overcrowding, admittance of any person beyond the approved occupant load established by
    the USBC or other building code under which the building was constructed, or obstructing aisles, passageways or any
    part of the means of egress shall not be allowed. The fire code official, upon finding any condition which constitutes a
    life safety hazard, shall be authorized to cause the event to be stopped until such condition or obstruction is corrected.


                                                       CHAPTER 22
                               SERVICE STATIONS AND REPAIR GARAGES

Change Section 2206.2.1.1 to read:

    2206.2.1.1 Inventory control for underground tanks. Accurate inventory records shall be maintained on
    underground fuel storage tanks for indication of possible leakage from tanks and piping. The records shall be kept at
    the premises or made available for inspection by the fire official within 24 hours of a written or verbal request and shall
    include records for each tank. Where there is more than one system consisting of tanks serving separate pumps or
    dispensers for a product, the inventory record shall be maintained separately for each tank system.

         Owners and operators of underground fuel storage tanks shall provide release detection for tanks and piping that
    routinely contain flammable and combustible liquids in accordance with one of the following methods:

        1.   Monthly inventory control to detect a release of at least 1% of flow-through plus 130 gallons.

        2.   Manual tank gauging for tanks 2,000 gallon capacity or less when measurements are taken at the beginning
             and ending of a 36 to 58 hour period during which no liquid is added to or removed from the tank.

        3.   Tank tightness testing capable of detecting a 0.1 gallon per hour leak rate.

        4.   Automatic tank gauging that tests for loss of liquid.

        5.   Vapor monitoring for vapors within the soil of the tank field.

        6.   Groundwater monitoring when the groundwater is never more than 20 feet from the ground surface.

        7.   Interstitial monitoring between the underground tank and a secondary barrier immediately around or beneath
             the tank.

        8.   Other approved methods that have been demonstrated to be as effective in detecting a leak as the methods
             listed above.

        A consistent or accidental loss of product shall be immediately reported to the fire official.


                                                       CHAPTER 24
                                   TENTS AND MEMBRANE STRUCTURES

Change Section 2401.1 to read:
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    2401.1 Scope. Tents and membrane structures shall comply with this chapter. The provisions of Section 2403 are
    applicable only to temporary membrane structures. The provisions of Section 2404 are applicable to temporary and
    permanent membrane structures.

Delete the definition of the term “Canopy” in Section 2402.1 and change the definition of the term “Tent” in Section 2402.1
to read:

    TENT. Any structure, enclosure or shelter, other than a canopy, with or without sidewalls or drops constructed of
    fabric or pliable material supported by any manner except by air or the contents it protects.

Change the title of Section 2403 to read, “Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures.”

Change Section 2403.1 to read:

    2403.1 General. All temporary tents and membrane structures shall comply with this section.

Change Section 2403.2 to read:

    2403.2 Approval required. Tents and membrane structures having an area in excess of 200 square feet (19 m2) shall
    not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining a permit and approval from the fire code
    official.

        Exception: Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes.

Change Section 2403.5 to read:

    2403.5 Use period. Temporary tents and air-supported, air-inflated or tensioned membrane structures shall not be
    erected for a period of more than 180 days within a 12-month period on a single premises.

Change Section 2403.6 to read:

    2403.6 Construction documents. A detailed site and floor plan for tents or membrane structures with an occupant
    load of 50 or more shall be provided with each application for approval. The tent or membrane structure floor plan
    shall indicate details of the means of egress facilities, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating and location and
    type of heating and electrical equipment.

Change Sections 2403.8, 2403.8.2 and 2403.8.5 to read:

    2403.8 Access, location and parking. Access location and parking for temporary tents and membrane structures shall
    be in accordance with this section.

        2403.8.2 Location. Tents or membrane structures shall not be located within 20 feet (6096 mm) of lot lines,
        buildings, other tents or membrane structures, parked vehicles or internal combustion engines. For the purpose of
        determining required distances, support ropes and guy wires shall be considered as part of the temporary
        membrane structure or tent.

             Exceptions:

                 1.   Separation distance between membrane structures and tents not used for cooking, is not required
                      when the aggregate floor area does not exceed 15,000 square feet (1394 m2).

                 2.   Membrane structures or tents need not be separated from buildings when all of the following
                      conditions are met:

                      2.1. The aggregate floor area of the membrane structure or tent shall not exceed 10,000 square feet
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                       2.2. The aggregate floor area of the building and membrane structure or tent shall not exceed the
                            allowable floor area including increases as indicated in the International Building Code.

                       2.3. Required means of egress provisions are provided for both the building and the membrane
                            structure or tent, including travel distances.

                       2.4. Fire apparatus access roads are provided in accordance with Section 503.

        2403.8.5 Fire break. An unobstructed fire break passageway or fire road not less than 12 feet (3658 mm) wide
        and free from guy ropes or other obstructions shall be maintained on all sides of all tents and membrane structures
        unless otherwise approved by the fire code official.

Change Section 2403.9 to read:

    2403.9 Anchorage required. Tents or membrane structures and their appurtenances shall be adequately roped, braced
    and anchored to withstand the elements of weather and prevent against collapsing. Documentation of structural
    stability shall be furnished to the fire code official on request.

Change Section 2403.11 to read:

    2403.11 Seating arrangements. Seating in tents or membrane structures shall be in accordance with Chapter 10.

Change Sections 2403.12, 2403.12.1, 2403.12.2 and Table 2403.2 to read:

    2403.12 Means of egress. Means of egress for temporary tents and membrane structures shall be in accordance with
    Sections 2403.12.1 through 2403.12.8.

        2403.12.1 Distribution. Exits shall be spaced at approximately equal intervals around the perimeter of the tent or
        membrane structure, and shall be located such that all points are 100 feet (30 480 mm) or less from an exit.

        2403.12.2 Number. Tents or membrane structures or a usable portion thereof shall have at least one exit and not
        less than the number of exits required by Table 2403.12.2. The total width of means of egress in inches (mm) shall
        not be less than the total occupant load served by a means of egress multiplied by 0.2 inches (5 mm) per person.

                                                  TABLE 2403.12.2
                  MINIMIM NUMBER OF MEANS OF EGRESS AND MEANS OF EGRESS WIDTHS FROM TEMPORARY
                                         MEMBRANE STRUCTURES AND TENTS
                                                                           MINIMUM WIDTH               MINIMUM WIDTH
                                                                           OF EACH MEANS               OF EACH MEANS
                                                 MINIMUM                     OF EGRESS                   OF EGRESS
                                                NUMBER OF                      (inches)                    (inches)
                                                 MEANS OF                                                 Membrane
                 OCCUPANT LOAD                    EGRESS                       Tent                       Structure
                     10 to 199                      2                           72                            36
                     200 to 499                     3                           72                            72
                     500 to 999                     4                           96                            72
                   1,000 to 1,999                   5                          120                            96
                   2,000 to 2,999                   6                          120                            96
                    Over 3,000a                     7                          120                            96
            For SI:    1 inch = 25.4 mm
            a.   When the occupant load exceeds 3,000, the total width of means of egress (in inches) shall not be less than
                 the total occupant load multiplied by 0.2 inches per person.

Change the title of Section 2404 to read “Temporary and Permanent Tents and Membrane Structures.”

Change Section 2404.1 to read:

    2404.1 General. All tents and membrane structures, both temporary and permanent, shall be in accordance with this
    section. Permanent tents and membrane structures shall also comply with the International Building Code.

Change Section 2404.2 to read:
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    2404.2 Flame propagation performance treatment. Before a permit is granted, the owner or agent shall file with the
    fire code official a certificate executed by an approved testing laboratory certifying that the tents and membrane
    structures and their appurtenances; sidewalls, drops and tarpaulins; floor coverings, bunting and combustible
    decorative materials and effects, including sawdust when used on floors or passageways, shall be composed of material
    meeting the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 or shall be treated with a flame retardant in an
    approved manner and meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701, and that such flame propagation
    performance criteria are effective for the period specified by the permit.

Change Section 2404.3 to read:

    2404.3 Label. Membrane structures or tents shall have a permanently affixed label bearing the identification of size
    and fabric or material type.

Change Section 2404.4 to read:

    2404.4 Certification. An affidavit or affirmation shall be submitted to the fire code official and a copy retained on the
    premises on which the tent or air-supported structure is located. The affidavit shall attest to the following information
    relative to the flame propagation performance criteria of the fabric:

        1.   Names and address of the owners of the tent or air-supported structure.

        2.   Date the fabric was last treated with flame-retardant solution.

        3.   Trade name or kind of chemical used in treatment.

        4.   Name of person or firm treating the material.

        5.   Name of testing agency and test standard by which the fabric was tested.

Change Section 2404.5 to read:

    2404.5 Combustible materials. Hay, straw, shavings or similar combustible materials shall not be located within any
    tent or membrane structure containing an assembly occupancy, except the materials necessary for the daily feeding and
    care of animals. Sawdust and shavings utilized for a public performance or exhibit shall not be prohibited provided the
    sawdust and shavings are kept damp. Combustible materials shall not be permitted under stands or seats at any time.
    The areas within and adjacent to the tent or air-supported structure shall be maintained clear of all combustible
    materials or vegetation that could create a fire hazard within 20 feet (6096 mm) of the structure. Combustible trash
    shall be removed at least once a day from the structure during the period the structure is occupied by the public.

Change Section 2404.6 to read:

    2404.6 Smoking. Smoking shall not be permitted in tents or membrane structures. Approved “No Smoking” signs shall
    be conspicuously posted in accordance with Section 310.

Change Section 2404.7 to read:

    2404.7 Open or exposed flame. Open flame or other devices emitting flame, fire or heat or any flammable or
    combustible liquids, gas, charcoal or other cooking device or any other unapproved devices shall not be permitted
    inside or located within 20 feet (6096 mm) of the tent or membrane structures while open to the public unless approved
    by the fire code official.

Change Section 2404.8 to read:

    2404.8 Fireworks. Fireworks shall not be used within 100 feet (30 480 mm) of tents or membrane structures.

Change Section 2404.10 to read:


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    2404.10 Safety film. Motion pictures shall not be displayed in tents or membrane structures unless the motion picture
    film is safety film.

Change Sections 2404.15.2, 2404.15.5 and 2404.15.6 to read:

    2404.15.2 Venting. Gas, liquid and solid fuel-burning equipment designed to be vented shall be vented to the outside
    air as specified in the International Fuel Gas Code and the International Mechanical Code. Such vents shall be
    equipped with approved spark arresters when required. Where vents or flues are used, all portions of the tent or
    membrane structure shall be not less than 12 inches (305 mm) from the flue or vent.

    2404.15.5 Cooking tents. Tents where cooking is performed shall be separated from other tents or membrane
    structures by a minimum of 20 feet (6096 mm).

    2404.15.6 Outdoor cooking. Outdoor cooking that produces sparks or grease-laden vapors shall not be performed
    within 20 feet (6096 mm) of a tent or membrane structure.

Change Sections 2404.16.2 and 2404.16.3 to read:

    2404.16.2 Location of containers. LP-gas containers shall be located outside. Safety release valves shall be pointed
    away from the tent or membrane structure.

    2404.16.3 Protection and security. Portable LP-gas containers, piping, valves and fittings which are located outside
    and are being used to fuel equipment inside a tent or membrane structure shall be adequately protected to prevent
    tampering, damage by vehicles or other hazards and shall be located in an approved location. Portable LP-gas
    containers shall be securely fastened in place to prevent unauthorized movement.

Change Sections 2404.17.1, 2404.17.2 and 2404.17.3 to read:

    2404.17.1 Use. Flammable-liquid-fueled equipment shall not be used in tents or membrane structures.

    2404.17.2 Flammable and combustible liquid storage. Flammable and combustible liquids shall be stored outside in
    an approved manner not less than 50 feet (15 240 mm) from tents or membrane structures. Storage shall be in
    accordance with Chapter 34.

    2404.17.3 Refueling. Refueling shall be performed in an approved location not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) from tents
    or membrane structures.

Change Sections 2404.18, 2404.18.2 and 2404.18.5 to read:

    2404.18 Display of motor vehicles. Liquid- and gas-fueled vehicles and equipment used for display within tents or
    membrane structures shall be in accordance with Sections 2404.18.1 through 2404.18.5.3.

        2404.18.2 Fuel systems. Vehicles or equipment shall not be fueled or defueled within the tent or membrane
        structure.

        2404.18.5 Competitions and demonstrations. Liquid and gas-fueled vehicles and equipment used for
        competition or demonstration within a tent or membrane structure shall comply with Sections 2404.18.5.1 through
        2404.18.5.3.

Change Section 2404.19 to read:

    2404.19 Separation of generators. Generators and other internal combustion power sources shall be separated from
    tents or membrane structures by a minimum of 20 feet (6096 mm) and shall be isolated from contact with the public by
    fencing, enclosure or other approved means.

Change Section 2404.20 to read:



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    2404.20 Standby personnel. When, in the opinion of the fire code official, it is essential for public safety in a tent or
    membrane structure used as a place of assembly or any other use where people congregate, because of the number of
    persons, or the nature of the performance, exhibition, display, contest or activity, the owner, agent or lessee shall
    employ one or more qualified persons, as required and approved, to remain on duty during the times such places are
    open to the public, or when such activity is being conducted.

         Before each performance or the start of such activity, standby personnel shall keep diligent watch for fires during
    the time such place is open to the public or such activity is being conducted and take prompt measures for
    extinguishment of fires that occur and assist in the evacuation of the public from the structure.

         There shall be trained crowd managers or crowd manager supervisors at a ratio of one crowd manager/supervisor
    for every 250 occupants, as approved.

Change Section 2404.21 to read:

    2404.21 Vegetation removal. Combustible vegetation shall be removed from the area occupied by a tent or membrane
    structure, and from areas within 30 feet (9144 mm) of such structures.

Change Section 2404.22 to read:

    2404.22 Waste material. The floor surface inside tents or membrane structures and the grounds outside and within a
    30-foot (9144 mm) perimeter shall be kept clear of combustible waste. Such waste shall be stored in approved
    containers until removed from the premises.


                                                       CHAPTER 27
                          HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – GENERAL PROVISIONS

Change Section 2701.5.1 to read:

    2701.5.1 Hazardous Materials Management Plan. Where required by the fire code official, each application for a
    permit shall include a Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP). The HMMP shall be maintained onsite for use
    by emergency responders, and shall be updated not less than annually. The HMMP shall include a facility site plan
    designating the following:

        1.   Storage and use areas.

        2.   Maximum amount of each material stored or used in each area.

        3.   Range of container sizes.

        4.   Locations of emergency isolation and mitigation valves and devices.

        5.   Product conveying piping containing liquids or gases, other than utility-owned fuel gas lines and low-pressure
             fuel gas lines.

        6.   On and off positions of valves for valves that are of the self-indicating type.

        7.   Storage plan showing the intended storage arrangement, including the location and dimensions of aisles.

        8.   The location and type of emergency equipment. The plans shall be legible and drawn approximately to scale.
             Separate distribution systems are allowed to be shown on separate pages.

Change Section 2701.5.2 to read:



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    2701.5.2 Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS). Where required by the fire code official, an
    application for a permit shall include an HMIS, such as SARA (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of
    1986) Title III, Tier II Report, or other approved statement. The HMIS shall be maintained onsite or readily available
    through another means where approved by the fire code official for use by temporary responders, and shall be updated
    not less than annually. The HMIS shall include the following information:

         1.   Manufacturer’s name.

         2.   Chemical name, trade names, hazardous ingredients.

         3.   Hazard classification.

         4.   MSDS or equivalent.

         5.   United Nations (UN), North America (NA) or the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) identification number.

         6.   Maximum quantity stored or used on-site at one time.

         7.   Storage conditions related to the storage type, temperature and pressure.

Add Sections 2701.5.3, 2701.5.3.1 and 2701.5.3.2 to read:

    2701.5.3 Repository container. When a HMMP or HMIS is required, the owner or operator shall provide a repository
    container (lock box) or other approved means for the storage of items required in Sections 2701.5.1 and 2701.5.2 so as
    to be readily available to emergency response personnel.

         2701.5.3.1 Location and identification. The repository container (lock box) shall be located, installed and
         identified in an approved manner.

         2701.5.3.2 Keying. All repository containers (lock boxes) shall be keyed as required by the fire code official.

Change Section 2703.3.1.4 to read:

    2703.3.1.4 Responsibility for cleanup. The person, firm or corporation responsible for an unauthorized discharge
    shall institute and complete all actions necessary to remedy the effects of such unauthorized discharge, whether sudden
    or gradual, at no cost to the jurisdiction. The fire code official may require records and receipts to verify cleanup and
    proper disposal of unauthorized discharges. When deemed necessary by the fire code official, cleanup may be initiated
    by the fire department or by an authorized individual or firm. Costs associated with such cleanup shall be borne by the
    owner, operator or other person responsible for the unauthorized discharge.


                                                       CHAPTER 33
                                         EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS

Change exception 4 in Section 3301.1 to read:

    4.   The possession, storage, and use of not more than 15 pounds (6.81 kg) of commercially manufactured sporting
         black powder, 20 pounds (9 kg) of smokeless powder and any amount of small arms primers for hand loading of
         small arms ammunition for personal consumption.

Add exceptions 10, 11 and 12 to Section 3301.1 to read:

    10. The storage, handling, or use of explosives or blasting agents pursuant to the provisions of Title 45.1 of the Code
        of Virginia.

    11. The display of small arms primers in Group M when in the original manufacturer’s packaging.

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    12. The possession, storage and use of not more than 50 pounds (23 kg) of commercially manufactured sporting black
        powder, 100 pounds (45 kg) of smokeless powder, and small arms primers for hand loading of small arms
        ammunition for personal consumption in Group R-3 or R-5, or 200 pounds (91 kg) of smokeless powder when
        stored in the manufacturer’s original containers in detached Group U structures at least 10 feet (3048 mm) from
        inhabited buildings and are accessory to Group R-3 or R-5.

Change exception 4 in Section 3301.1.3 to read:

    4.   The possession, storage, sale, handling and use of permissible fireworks where allowed by applicable local or state
         laws, ordinances and regulations provided such fireworks comply with CPSC 16 CFR, Parts 1500-1507, and
         DOTn 49 CFR, Parts 100-178, for consumer fireworks.

Add exception 5 to Section 3301.1.3 to read:

    5.   The sale or use of materials or equipment when such materials or equipment is used or to be used by any person
         for signaling or other emergency use in the operation of any boat, railroad train or other vehicle for the
         transportation of persons or property.

Change entire Section 3301.2 to read:

    3301.2 Permit required. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2 and regulated in accordance with this
    section. The manufacture, storage, possession, sale and use of fireworks or explosives shall not take place without first
    applying for and obtaining a permit.

         3301.2.1 Residential uses. No person shall keep or store, nor shall any permit be issued to keep, possess or store,
         any fireworks or explosives at any place of habitation, or within 100 feet (30 480 mm) thereof.

             Exception: Storage of smokeless propellant, black powder, and small arms primers for personal use and not
             for resale in accordance with Section 3306.

         3301.2.2 Sale and retail display. Except for the Armed Forces of the United States, Coast Guard, National Guard,
         federal, state and local regulatory, law enforcement and fire agencies acting in their official capacities, explosives
         shall not be sold, given, delivered or transferred to any person or company not in possession of a valid permit. The
         holder of a permit to sell explosives shall make a record of all transactions involving explosives in conformance
         with Section 3303.2 and include the signature of any receiver of the explosives. No person shall construct a retail
         display nor offer for sale explosives, explosive materials, or fireworks upon highways, sidewalks, public property,
         or in assembly or educational occupancies.

         3301.2.3 Permit restrictions. The fire official is authorized to limit the quantity of explosives, explosive
         materials, or fireworks permitted at a given location. No person, possessing a permit for storage of explosives at
         any place, shall keep or store an amount greater than authorized in such permit. Only the kind of explosive
         specified in such a permit shall be kept or stored.

             3301.2.3.1 Permit applicants. The fire official shall not issue a permit to manufacture, store, handle, use or
             sell explosives or blasting agents to any individual applicant who is not certified by the SFMO as a blaster in
             accordance with Section 3301.4.1, or who is not in the possession of a background clearance card or to
             designated persons representing an applicant that is not an individual and who is not in possession of a
             background clearance card issued in accordance with Section 3301.2.3.1.1. The SFMO shall process all
             applications for a background clearance card for compliance with Section 27-97.2 of the Code of Virginia and
             will be the sole provider of background clearance cards.

                  3301.2.3.1.1 Background clearance card. A background clearance card may be issued upon completion
                  of the following requirements:

                      1.     Any firm or company manufacturing, storing, using or selling explosives in the Commonwealth
                             shall provide the name of a designated person or persons who will be a representative of the
                             company and be responsible for (i) ensuring compliance with state law and regulations relating
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                             to blasting agents and explosives and (ii) applying for permits from the fire official.

                      2.     Using a form provided by the SFMO, all individual applicants and all designated persons
                             representing an applicant that is not an individual, shall submit to a background investigation, to
                             include a national criminal history record check, for a permit to manufacture, store, handle, use
                             or sell explosives, and for any applicant for certification as a blaster.

                      3.     Each such applicant shall submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information to the
                             SFMO to be forwarded through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of
                             Investigation for the purpose of obtaining a national criminal history record check regarding
                             such applicant.

                 3301.2.3.1.2 Issuance of a background clearance card. The issuance of a background clearance card
                 shall be denied if the applicant or designated person representing an applicant has been convicted of any
                 felony, whether such conviction occurred under the laws of the Commonwealth, or any other state, the
                 District of Columbia, the United States or any territory thereof, unless his civil rights have been restored
                 by the Governor or other appropriate authority.

                 3301.2.3.1.3 Fee for background clearance card. The fee for obtaining or renewing a background
                 clearance card from the SFMO shall be $150 plus any additional fees charged by other agencies for
                 fingerprinting and for obtaining a national criminal history record check through the Central Criminal
                 Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

                 3301.2.3.1.4 Revocation of a background clearance card. After issuance of a background clearance
                 card, subsequent conviction of a felony will be grounds for immediate revocation of a background
                 clearance card, whether such conviction occurred under the laws of the Commonwealth, or any other
                 state, the District of Columbia, the United States or any territory thereof. The card shall be returned to the
                 SFMO immediately. An individual may reapply for his background clearance card if his civil rights have
                 been restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority.

        3301.2.4 Financial responsibility. Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 3301.2, the applicant shall file
        with the jurisdiction a corporate surety bond in the principal sum of $500,000 or a public liability insurance policy
        for the same amount, for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or property which arise from, or are
        caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results. The legal
        department of the jurisdiction may specify a greater amount when conditions at the location of use indicate a
        greater amount is required. Government entities shall be exempt from this bond requirement.

             3301.2.4.1 Blasting. Before approval to do blasting is issued, the applicant for approval shall file a bond or
             submit a certificate of insurance in such form, amount , and coverage as determined by the legal department of
             the jurisdiction to be adequate in each case to indemnify the jurisdiction against any and all damages arising
             from permitted blasting but in no case shall the value of the coverage be less than $500,000.

                 Exception: Filing a bond or submitting a certificate of liability insurance is not required for blasting on
                 real estate parcels of five or more acres conforming to the definition of “real estate devoted to agricultural
                 use” or “real estate devoted to horticultural use” in Section 58.1-3230 of the Code of Virginia and
                 conducted by the owner of such real estate.

             3301.2.4.2 Fireworks display. The permit holder shall furnish a bond or certificate of insurance in an amount
             deemed adequate by the legal department of the jurisdiction for the payment of all potential damages to a
             person or persons or to property by reason of the permitted display, and arising from any acts of the permit
             holder, the agent, employees or subcontractors.

Change Section 3301.4 to read:

    3301.4 Qualifications. Persons in charge of magazines, blasting, fireworks display, or pyrotechnic special effect
    operations shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs which impair sensory or motor skills, shall be at least 21
    years of age and possess knowledge of all safety precautions related to the storage, handling or use of explosives,
    explosive materials or fireworks.
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        3301.4.1 Certification of blasters. Certificates as a restricted or unrestricted blaster will be issued upon proof of
        successful completion of an examination approved by the SFMO and a background investigation for compliance
        with Section 27-97.2 of the Code of Virginia. The applicant for certification shall submit proof to the SFMO of the
        following experience:

             1.   For certification as a restricted blaster, at least one year under direct supervision by a certified
                  unrestricted blaster, certified restricted blaster or other person(s) approved by the SFMO.

             2.   For certification as an unrestricted blaster, at least one year under direct supervision by a certified
                  unrestricted blaster or other person(s) approved by the SFMO.

            The SFMO shall process all certification applicants for compliance with Section 27-97.2 of the Code of
        Virginia and will be the sole provider of blaster certifications.

             Exception: The owner of real estate parcels of five or more acres conforming to the definition of “real estate
             devoted to agricultural use” or “real estate devoted to horticultural use” in Section 58.1-3230 of the Code of
             Virginia when blasting on such real estate.

        3301.4.2 Certification issuance. The issuance of a certification as a blaster shall be denied if the applicant has
        been convicted of any felony, whether such conviction occurred under the laws of the Commonwealth, or any
        other state, the District of Columbia, the United States or any territory thereof, unless his civil rights have been
        restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority.

        3301.4.3 Fee for certification. The fee for obtaining or renewing a blaster certificate from the SFMO shall be
        $150 plus any additional fees charged by other agencies for fingerprinting and for obtaining a national criminal
        history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

        3301.4.4 Revocation of a blaster certification. After issuance of a blaster certification, subsequent conviction of
        a felony will be grounds for immediate revocation of a blaster certification, whether such conviction occurred
        under the laws of the Commonwealth, or any other state, the District of Columbia, the United States or any
        territory thereof. The certification shall be returned to the SFMO immediately. An individual may subsequently
        reapply for his blaster certification if his civil rights have been restored by the Governor or other appropriate
        authority.

        3301.4.5 Expiration and renewal of a blaster certification. A certificate for an unrestricted or restricted blaster
        shall be valid for three years from the date of issuance. A background clearance card shall be valid for three years
        from the date of issuance. Renewal of the unrestricted blaster certificate will be issued upon proof of at least 16
        hours of continued training or education in the use of explosives within three consecutive years and a background
        investigation for compliance with Section 27-97.2 of the Code of Virginia. Renewal of the restricted blaster
        certificate will be issued upon proof of at least eight hours of continued training or education in the use of
        explosives within three consecutive years and a background investigation for compliance with Section 27-97.2 of
        the Code of Virginia. The continued training or education required for renewal of a blaster certificate shall be
        obtained during the three years immediately prior to the certificate’s published expiration date. Failure to renew a
        blaster certificate in accordance with this section shall cause an individual to obtain another blaster certificate upon
        compliance with Section 3301.4.1 to continue engaging in the unsupervised use of explosives.

Change Section 3301.7 to read:

    3301.7 Seizure. The fire official is authorized to remove or cause to be removed or disposed of in an approved manner,
    at the expense of the owner, fireworks offered or exposed for sale, stored, possessed or used in violation of this chapter.

Add the following definitions to Section 3302.1 to read:

    BACKGROUND CLEARANCE CARD. An identification card issued to an individual that is not a certified blaster
    and is representing himself or acting as a representative of a company, corporation, firm or other entity, solely for the
    purpose of submitting an application to the fire official for a permit to manufacture, use, handle, store, or sell explosive
    materials.
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    BLASTER, RESTRICTED. Any person engaging in the use of explosives or blasting agents utilizing five pounds
    (2.25 kg) or less per blasting operation and using instantaneous detonators.

    BLASTER, UNRESTRICTED. Any person engaging in the use of explosives or blasting agents without limit to the
    amount of explosives or blasting agents or type of detonator.

    PERMISSIBLE FIREWORKS. Any sparklers, fountains, Pharaoh’s serpents, caps for pistols, or pinwheels
    commonly known as whirligigs or spinning jennies.

Change the following definitions in Section 3302.1 to read:

    FIREWORKS. Any firecracker, torpedo, skyrocket, or other substance or object, of whatever form or construction,
    that contains any explosive or inflammable compound or substance, and is intended, or commonly known, as fireworks
    and which explodes, rises into the air or travels laterally, or fires projectiles into the air. Fireworks shall not include
    automobile flares, paper caps containing not more than an average of 0.25 grain (16 mg) of explosive content per cap
    or toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices utilizing such caps and items commonly known as party poppers,
    pop rocks and snap-n-pops. Fireworks may be further delineated and referred to as:

        Fireworks, 1.4G. (Formerly known as Class C, Common Fireworks.) Small fireworks devices containing
        restricted amounts of pyrotechnic composition designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by
        combustion. Such 1.4G fireworks that comply with the construction, chemical composition and labeling
        regulations of the DOTn for Fireworks, UN 0336, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as set forth
        in CPSC 16 CFR: Parts 1500 and 1507, are not explosive materials for the purpose of this code.

        Fireworks, 1.3G. (Formerly Class B, Special Fireworks.) Large fireworks devices, which are explosive materials,
        intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce audible or visible effects by combustion,
        deflagration or detonation. Such 1.3G fireworks include, but are not limited to, firecrackers containing more than
        130 milligrams (2 grains) of explosive composition, aerial shells containing more than 40 grams of pyrotechnic
        composition, and other display pieces that exceed the limits for classification as 1.4G fireworks. Such 1.3G
        fireworks , are also described as Fireworks, UN0335 by the DOTn.

    SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS. Solid propellants, commonly referred to as smokeless powders or any propellant
    classified by DOTn as a smokeless propellant in accordance with “NA3178, Smokeless Powder for Small Arms,” used
    in small arms ammunition, firearms, cannons, rockets, propellant-actuated devices , and similar articles.

Change Section 3305.1 to read:

    3305.1 General. The manufacture, assembly and testing of explosives, ammunition, blasting agents and fireworks shall
    comply with the requirements of this section, Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia, and NFPA 495 or NFPA 1124.

        Exceptions:

             1.   The hand loading of small arms ammunition prepared for personal use and not offered for resale.

             2.   The mixing and loading of blasting agents at blasting sites in accordance with NFPA 495.

             3.   The use of binary explosives or plosophoric materials in blasting or pyrotechnic special effects
                  applications in accordance with NFPA 495 or NFPA 1126.

Add Section 3305.1.1 to read:

    3305.1.1 Permits. Permits for the manufacture, assembly and testing of explosives, ammunition, blasting agents and
    fireworks shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2 and regulated in accordance with this section. A permit to
    manufacture any explosive material in any quantity shall be prohibited unless such manufacture is authorized by a
    federal license and conducted in accordance with recognized safety practices.

Change Section 3306.4 to read:
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    3306.4 Storage in residences. Propellants for personal use in quantities not exceeding 50 pounds (23 kg) of black
    powder or 100 pounds (45 kg) of smokeless powder shall be stored in original containers in occupancies limited to
    Group R-3 and R-5, or 200 pounds (91 kg) of smokeless powder when stored in the manufacturer’s original containers
    in detached Group U structures that are at least 10 feet from inhabited buildings and are accessory to Group R-3 or R-5.
    In other than Group R-3 or R-5, smokeless powder in quantities exceeding 20 pounds (9 kg) but not exceeding 50
    pounds (23 kg) shall be kept in a wooden box or cabinet having walls of at least 1 inch (25 mm) nominal thickness or
    equivalent.

Delete Sections 3306.4.1 and 3306.4.2.

Change Section 3306.5.1.1 to read:

    3306.5.1.1. Smokeless propellant. No more than 100 pounds (45 kg) of smokeless propellants, in containers of 8
    pounds (3.6 kg) or less capacity, shall be displayed in Group M occupancies.

Delete Section 3306.5.1.3.

Change Section 3306.5.2.1 to read:

    3306.5.2.1 Smokeless propellant. Commercial stocks of smokeless propellants shall be stored as follows:

        1.   Quantities exceeding 20 pounds (9 kg), but not exceeding 100 pounds (45 kg) shall be stored in portable
             wooden boxes having walls of at least 1 inch (25 mm) nominal thickness or equivalent.

        2.   Quantities exceeding 100 pounds (45 kg), but not exceeding 800 pounds (363 kg), shall be stored in storage
             cabinets having walls at least 1 inch (25 mm) nominal thickness or equivalent. Not more than 400 pounds
             (182 kg) shall be stored in any one cabinet, and cabinets shall be separated by a distance of at least 25 feet
             (7620 mm) or by a fire partition having a fire-resistance rating of at least 1 hour.

        3.   Storage of quantities exceeding 800 pounds (363 kg), but not exceeding 5,000 pounds (2270 kg) in a building
             shall comply with all of the following:

             3.1. The storage room is inaccessible to unauthorized personnel.

             3.2. Smokeless propellant shall be stored in nonportable storage cabinets having wood walls at least 1 inch
                  (25 mm) nominal thickness or equivalent and having shelves with no more than 3 feet (914 mm) of
                  vertical separation between shelves.

             3.3. No more than 400 pounds (182 kg) is stored in any one cabinet.

             3.4. Cabinets shall be located against walls with at least 40 feet (12 192 mm) between cabinets. The minimum
                  required separation between cabinets may be reduced to 20 feet (6096 mm) provided that barricades twice
                  the height of the cabinets are attached to the wall, midway between each cabinet. The barricades must
                  extend a minimum of 10 feet (3048 mm) outward, be firmly attached to the wall, and be constructed of
                  steel not less than 0.25 inch thick (6.4 mm), 2-inch (51 mm) nominal thickness wood, brick, or concrete
                  block.

             3.5. Smokeless propellant shall be separated from materials classified as combustible liquids, flammable
                  liquids, flammable solids, or oxidizing materials by a distance of 25 feet (7620 mm) or by a fire partition
                  having a fire-resistance rating of 1 hour.

             3.6. The building shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance
                  with Section 903.3.1.1.

        4.   Smokeless propellants not stored according to Item 1, 2, or 3 above shall be stored in a Type 2 or 4 magazine
             in accordance with Section 3304 and NFPA 495.


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Change Section 3307.1 to read:

    3307.1 General. Blasting operations shall be conducted only by persons certified by the SFMO as a restricted or
    unrestricted blaster or shall be supervised on-site by a person properly certified by the SFMO as a restricted or
    unrestricted blaster.

Add Section 3307.16 to read:

    3307.16. Blast records. A record of each blast shall be kept and retained for at least five years and shall be available
    for inspection by the code official. The record shall contain the following minimum data:

        1.   Name of contractor;

        2.   Location and time of blast;

        3.   Name of certified blaster in charge;

        4.   Type of material blasted;

        5.   Number of holes bored and spacing;

        6.   Diameter and depth of holes;

        7.   Type and amount of explosives;

        8.   Amount of explosive per delay of 8 milliseconds or greater;

        9.   Method of firing and type of circuit;

        10. Direction and distance in feet to nearest dwelling, public building, school, church, commercial or institutional
            building;

        11. Weather conditions;

        12. Whether or not mats or other precautions were used;

        13. Type of detonator and delay period;

        14. Type and height of stemming; and

        15. Seismograph record when utilized.

        Exception: Items 8 and 13 of this section are not applicable to restricted blasters.

Add exception to Section 3308.2 to read:

    Exception: Permits are not required for the supervised use or display of permissible fireworks on private property with
    the consent of the owner of such property.

Delete Section 3308.11.


                                                      CHAPTER 38
                                         LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES

Change Section 3801.2 to read:

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    3801.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

         Distributors shall not fill an LP-gas container for which a permit is required unless a permit for installation has
    been issued for that location by the fire code official, except when the container is for temporary use on construction
    sites.

Add Section 3806.4 to read:

    3806.4 DOT cylinders filled on site. DOT cylinders in stationary service that are filled on site and therefore are not
    under the jurisdiction of DOT either shall be requalified in accordance with DOT requirements or shall be visually
    inspected within 12 years of the date of manufacture or within five years from May 1, 2008, whichever is later, and
    within every five years thereafter, in accordance with the following:

        1.   Any cylinder that fails one or more of the criteria in Item 3 shall not be refilled or continued in service until
             the condition is corrected.

        2.   Personnel shall be trained and qualified to perform inspections.

        3.   Visual inspection shall be performed in accordance with the following:

             3.1. The cylinder is checked for exposure to fire, dents, cuts, digs, gouges, and corrosion according to CGA
                  C-6, Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders, except that paragraph 4.2.1(1)
                  of that standard (which requires tare weight certification), shall not be part of the required inspection
                  criteria.

             3.2. The cylinder protective collar (where utilized) and the foot ring are intact and are firmly attached.

             3.3. The cylinder is painted or coated to retard corrosion.

             3.4. The cylinder pressure relief valve indicates no visible damage, corrosion of operating components, or
                  obstructions.

             3.5. There is no leakage from the cylinder or its appurtenances that is detectable without the use of
                  instruments.

             3.6. The cylinder is installed on a firm foundation and is not in contact with the soil.

             3.7. A cylinder that passed the visual inspection shall be marked with the month and year of the examination
                  followed by the letter "E" (example: 10-01E, indicating requalification in October 2001 by the external
                  inspection method).

             3.8. The results of the visual inspection shall be documented, and a record of the inspection shall be retained
                  for a five-year period.

        Exception: Any inspection procedure outlined in Items 3.1 through 3.8 that would require a cylinder be moved in
        such a manner that disconnection from the piping system would be necessary shall be omitted, provided the other
        inspection results do not indicate further inspection is warranted.

Change Section 3811.2 to read:

    3811.2 Unattended parking. The unattended parking of LP-gas tank vehicle shall be in accordance with Sections
    3811.2.1 and 3811.2.2.

        Exception: The unattended outdoor parking of LP-gas tank vehicles may also be in accordance with Section 9.7.2
        of NFPA 58.



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                                                    CHAPTER 45
                                         REFERENCED STANDARDS
Change the referenced standards as follows (standards not shown remain the same):

              Standard                                                                                  Referenced
              reference                                                                                     in code
              number                 Title                                                          section number
              CGA C-6-(2001)         Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel
                                     Compressed Gas Cylinders                                                3806.4
              NFPA 10-07             Portable Fire Extinguishers                       Table 901.6.1, 906.2, 906.3,
                                                                                    Table 906.3(1), Table 906.3(2),
                                                                                                             2106.3
              NFPA 13-07             Installation of Sprinkler Systems                      Table 704.1, 903.3.1.1,
                                                                                    903.3.2, 903.3.5.1.1, 903.3.5.2,
                                                                                    904.11, 905.3.4, 907.9, 2301.1,
                                                                                     2304.2, Table 2306.2, 2306.9,
                                                                                       2307.2, 2307.2.1, 2308.2.2,
                                                                                       2308.2.2.1, 2310.1, 2501.1,
                                                                                      2804.1, 2806.5.7, 3404.3.3.9,
                                                                                               Table 3404.3.6.3(7),
                                                                                           3404.3.7.5.1, 3404.3.8.4
              NFPA 13D-07            Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One-               903.3.1.3, 903.3.5.1.1
                                      and Two-Family Dwellings and
                                      Manufactured Homes
              NFPA 13R-07            Installation of Sprinkler Systems in                    903.3.1.2, 903.3.5.1.1,
                                      Residential Occupancies up to and                          903.3.5.1.2, 903.4
                                      Including Four Stories in Height
              NFPA 14-07             Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems      905.2, 905.3.4, 905.4.2, 905.8
              NFPA 20-07             Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire               913.1, 913.2, 913.5.1
                                      Protection
              NFPA 24-07             Installation of Private Fire Service Mains                     508.2.1, 1909.5
                                      and their Appurtenances
              NFPA 25-07             Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of                508.5.3, Table 901.6.1,
                                      Water-based Fire Protection Systems                     904.7.1, 912.6, 913.5
              NFPA 30B-07            Code for Motor Fuel-dispensing Facilities       2801.1, 2803.1, 2804.1, Table
                                      and Repair Garages                                2804.3.1, Table 2804.3.2,
                                                                                       Table 2804.3.2.2, 2804.4.1,
                                                                                          2804.5.2, 2804.6, Table
                                                                                       2806.2, 2806.2.3, 2806.3.2,
                                                                                          Table 2806.4, 2806.5.1,
                                                                                                  2806.5.6, 2807.1
              NFPA 33-07             Spray Application Using Flammable                                    1504.3.2
                                      or Combustible Materials
              NFPA 72-07             National Fire Alarm Code                        509.1, Table 901.6.1, 903.4.1,
                                                                                         904.3.5, 907.2, 907.2.1.1,
                                                                                             907.2.10, 907.2.10.4,
                                                                                            907.2.11.2, 907.2.11.3,
                                                                                          907.2.12.2.3, 907.2.12.3,
                                                                                     907.3, 907.5, 907.6, 907.10.2,
                                                                                           907.11, 907.15, 907.17,
                                                                                         907.18, 907.20, 907.20.2,
                                                                                                           907.20.5


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